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Good Furniture/Bad Furniture Support for Attention Challenges Walk + Bike Challenge in May Tips for Caregivers

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COTV Channel 11 Rev. Dr. Steven Koski, Sr. Pastor, Walls at City Hall this BIG Ride for Big Brothers, 2nd Jeff’s 3rd City First Presbyterian Church of Bend Big Sisters Friday


Bend Senior Center


GMCO/HSCO “Pet of the Week”

What’s Cooking w/Chef Lisa Glick- Bend’s 2nd Annual Chicken Coop man Tour

High Desert Gardening w/Doug Stott Get Outdoors w/Bob Woodward

Coming Up At The Tower Theatre

Humane Society of CO

Bend Chamber of Commerce

Outdoor Survival Tips

Local Fitness Tip

Bend’s Heritage Walk

ALS & Awareness Events

Mr. Central Oregon Pageant

KPOV 106.7

The Center


What’s Cooking w/Chef Lisa Glickman Dave Rosell, Rosell Wealth Manag. Outdoor Survival Tips

Bend Parks & Rec. District


CO Symphony Local Fitness Tip

Ginger Dehlinger, Author, “Brute Heart” Redmond Chamber 16th St. Charles Health System What’s Cooking w/Chef Lisa Glickman

Older & Wiser May 23rd Event Outdoor Survival Tips


Mid Oregon Credit Union Local Fitness Tip

COTV’s Talk of the Town

Chip in for Children 100-Hole Golf Marathon City of Bend 23rd Redmond School District What’s Cooking w/Chef Lisa Glickman


Bend Parks & Rec.

Great strides for Cystic Fibrosis

Local Fitness Tip

Outdoor Survival Tips

Feedin the People

Local Design Tip


Bend/Lapine Schools


High Desert Gardening w/Doug Stott GMCO/HSCO “Pet of the Week” Get Outdoors w/Bob Woodward Deschutes Public Library Todd Sensenbach, Home Instead Senior Care Bend’s Heritage Walk

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High Desert Gardening w/Doug Stott Get Outdoors w/Bob Woodward High Desert Museum Summer Events in Downtown Bend

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BettyJean Schuster, Cert. Life Coach, Dynamic Coaching

May High Desert Hero

Lon Kellstrom, Mayor of Sisters

KC Snider & Kai Strand, Authors

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Safe Kids CO Coalition Katherine Tank, Attorney- Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Local Motorsports Tip

Local Design Tip

COTV’s Talk of the Town

Bend Memorial Clinic

Bend’s Heritage Walk

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Bend Chamber Commute Options

RAPRD Summer Schedule

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OSU Ext. Service Master Gardeners Girl Scouts of OR and SW Wash. Local Motorsports Tip

James C. Foster, Author, “BONG HiTS 4 JESUS: A Perfect Constitutional Storm in Alaska’s Capital.” BPAC Road User Education 20th Campaign Eris Craven, Reg. Dietician, Bend Memorial Clinic Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Local Motorsports Tip “Adult Foster Homes” regulations and more George Endicott, Mayor, City 27th of Redmond OSU Ext. Service Master Gardeners Local Motorsports Tip Happy Girls Half, Sat/Sun.


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Going to the Theatre! What’s in it for you? by Ray Solley


s parents, we regularly decide what activity we’ll do as a family by using a welloiled set of criteria: 1. Is it affordable? 2. Will it interfere with anything else we’re required to do? 3. Will (almost) everybody in the family enjoy it?

Central Oregon Family News’

Community Contributors Page 6 GivingIt All Counts

Page 6 Good Furniture/ Bad Furniture

BettyJean Schuster

Patti Julber

Linda Balsiger

Page 7 The Alarming Increase in Diabetes II Among Children

Page 9 Give Them Wings: Defining Age Appropriate

Page 18 Summer Vacation Is Right Around the Corner

Page 7 Support for Attention Challenges

These “measuring sticks” also apply to live entertainment and deciding when to buy tickets. If you’ve already enjoyed shows at the Tower or other area venues, let me say a big “Thank You!” I hope to see you at the Winnie the Pooh show May 25. (Feel free to stop reading now and return to checking your email and running your kids around town). For the rest of you, here are a few reasons why you’ll probably get more out of a trip to the theatre than you put into it.

Dr. Michelle Jackson

Lillian Quinn

Rachel Martin

• Create a family memory Experiencing something live usually becomes part of family lore rather quickly. “Remember when Dad asked Anne to pass the popcorn and she politely gave him one kernel at a time!” “Remember how Mom almost won the costume contest at the Wizard of Oz by dressing as the cyclone?” “Grandpa really seemed to love hearing those 1950 songs again.”

Page 29 Are You Ready For Those Summer Road Trips? Mark Larson

• Impress the relatives There’s that time in practically every visit when you run out of obvious places to take relatives. They’ve enjoyed skiing, kayaking, hiking or biking. Yet you--and they--are looking for something else to get everybody out to the house. Ale Trails and brewery tours are not always...well, shall we say...”age appropriate.” Come on downtown. Have a pizza slice. Enjoy a show. Proudly show-off the wonderfully reconstructed 1940 Art Deco Moderne architecture of the Tower Theatre. All in one trip. • Deduct popcorn from your taxes OK....not literally. When your family becomes a member of the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation you can deduct the $75 household membership as a charitable donation. And--starting in July--Tower members get free popcorn anytime they come to the theatre! Other benefits of membership include advance notice of shows and ticket sales, VIP receptions to meet ‘n’ greet performers, plus exclusive discounts at downtown stores and restaurants. Go to and start getting more now.

Central Oregon Family News would like to THANK each of our Community Contributors for donating their time and expertise to our monthly publication. Due to these dedicated and generous experts in our community, Central Oregon Family News continues to be the LEADER in family resources, community events, and information throughout Central Oregon.

Experiencing live theatre--a musical, a drama, a dance recital-is always a two-way experience. The folks on stage get energy and confidence from the folks in the seats. And the folks in the seats receive an even more memorable show when the performers give it their all. There’s nothing like the rush of experiencing a well-deserved standing ovation. Plus, you’ll have something good to talk about on the ride home!

The Central Oregon Family News is owned and operated locally by Family Values Communications, LLC. Distribution of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents or services advertised herein. The Central Oregon Family News reserves the right to refuse articles and advertising for any reason. The contents of this publication and the COFN website are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or treatment.

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ver wonder why the used-car industry is such a big hit? The price tag attached to a used vehicle is usually several thousand dollars less than for new cars. If you buy a new car, it typically depreciates about 20% in value the minute you drive it off the lot.

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Flexibility is Key In the current travel environment, if you’re flexible, you’ll do better. “There’s no reason why you need to plan more than two or three weeks out to get a decent deal,” says Tim Leffel, Nashville, Tenn. travel expert and author. “Sometimes waiting until the last minute will give you the best deal of all. It depends on supply and demand.”

Searching for Bargains With the Internet making travel information available at your fingertips, you’re in the driver’s seat. “It’s pretty easy to set things up to your preferences,” says Leffel. “There’s no need to spend hours surfing and trying to find things.” Let notices come to you by signing up for e-mail newsletters from travel providers. Cruises are becoming more popular because, in the current economy, consumers like a cruise vacation’s all-inclusive fare. They know exactly what they’ll pay.

In your Own Backyard If you’re planning to vacation closer to home, why not head to your local library for a state travel guide. Often people think libraries are only useful if you’re going far from home, but they have good information. You’ll also find specific guides if you like to hike or bike, for example. Local websites can provide lots of vacation tips, too. Here are some websites that can give you lots of close-tohome vacation ideas: And if you could use a loan to help get away from it all, talk to a Mid Oregon Credit Union loan officer. Call them at 541-382-1795 today.

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Giving-It All Counts By BettyJean Schuster

There is a great way to help yourself feel better, bring health, prosperity, optimism, and faith into your life and that way is to give to others. I have experienced the blessings of giving first hand, both on the giving and receiving end. What I love about gifts, whether receiving or giving, is the surprise and the way it makes me feel. For instance seeing an old friend who shares a wave and a smile, it’s simple yet meaningful, a gift can come in all shapes and sizes. Giving can fulfill the need to feel purposeful, make us feel giddy, adds energy to our being and so much more! Giving to others brings so many wonderful feelings, that is, as long as we give with a clear conscious, no guilt, and with a peaceful heart as Princess Elizabeth once said, “Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.” Have you heard the saying, “Give until it hurts”? Do not do this as hurt is a negative feeling and giving should be positive. Give what you have and what you feel comfortable with, and when you are prompted to do so. Giving can be in the form of money, time, possessions, talent, and favors. When you see a need that you feel you can fill, do it, it is that simple! In addition, give to those organizations you are passionate about, churches, and non-profits, political causes just to name a few. It is even more important to give your time, talent, love, and forgiveness to your family members. It is always more fun to give than to receive, so have fun with it, and enjoy it. I could go on about the positive endorphins a person releases when giving, and the longevity of those that give, but I know that most of us just want to feel better about ourselves, and our impact within our world. In addition, it is true that others will bless you, and you may even be surprised to how these blessings multiply in your own life. Nothing we share or give is too minimal; nothing is too grand, it all counts!

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Does your home need more than just a touch of paint?

By Patti Julber

Have you wondered why some people pay $5000 for a sofa and others pay $1500? There is more to furniture than meets the eye. I would like to help educate you about your sofas and chairs. Upholstered furniture should be scaled and proportioned for the space you have and for the other furnishings with which it will be used. It must be aesthetically pleasing to you. Market trends vary, but avoid selecting trendy items. They soon will look out of place and be uncomfortable to use. The quality of upholstered furniture may be more difficult to evaluate since furniture frames are padded and covered with upholstery fabric. However, there are some guidelines that can be used. As you look at different furniture pieces, pay close attention to five important areas–the frame, springs, filling, padding and outer covering fabric. Frames are usually made of wood or steel. Good frames are made of hardwoods, such as oak, elm and hickory. These woods are strong, long lasting and a sign of quality furniture. Softwood or plywood frames should be checked carefully for quality of construction. Be aware that these pieces will probably not be as durable as hardwood. Glued, double-doweled joints and corner blocks that are glued and screwed into the frame indicate good quality craftsmanship. Nailed frames are not as sturdy as doweled frames. A dust cover (lightweight fabric covering the bottom of the frame) often prevents you from seeing the inside construction when you look at the underside of furniture. However, you should be able to either see or feel the corner blocks through this covering. Lift up one end of a sofa or an arm of a chair. Then push on the arms, back or wings. There should be little or no give when you do this. Avoid upholstered furniture that is shaky or squeaky. Look at and feel the finish on the exposed wood parts. The surface should be smooth, attractive and free of blemishes. Spotlight On Springs... Springs provide upholstered furniture with an added measure of “give” and bounce, but not all upholstered furniture has springs. In many cases, a polyurethane filling alone provides enough spring. This is especially true with high-resilience and high density foams. Quality pieces may have high-density foams resting on a bed of springs for an added dimension of comfort. Furniture manufacturers select construction methods appropriate for a specific furniture style. Three types of springs are most often used in upholstered furniture. Sinuous or S-shaped springs usually run from front to back. Drop-in springs are preassembled coiled units that are dropped into frames as a whole. And 8-way hand-tied coil springs are tied to springs on either side and front and back-eight ways, all together. They are the most costly. Springs should be bouncy, but they shouldn’t bottom out or hit against the frame. Springs should also be tied together for comfort and durability. They should not squeak when you sit or move around on the chair or sofa. Next month I will finish the conversation on upholstered furniture with fillings, padding and fabric. For all your upholstered furniture please come to Complements Home Interiors, 70 SW Century Drive, Suite 145.

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Support for Attention Challenges

B y L i n d a B a l s i g e r, M . S . , C C C - S L P


ttention challenges exist along a continuum. Some children meet criteria for a diagnosis of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) that may or may not include a hyperactivity component (ADHD). Others do not meet formal criteria, but still have attention weaknesses that interfere with academic learning. Strategies and supports for attention can be helpful for both populations.

Listening Strategies

1) Elicit Attention: Children with attention weaknesses attend better when they are first cued to listen, so that they can transition focus and prepare to attend. Warnings before a child has to stop a favored activity can also be helpful. 2) Repeat Directions: Have your child repeat back oral directions to ensure that they were attending and listening.

Homework Strategies

1) Visual Schedule: For young children, a visual schedule of tasks to be performed can be helpful. Let the child determine the order, if feasible, and cross off each task as it is finished. Make sure to include breaks on the schedule, but keep them brief. 2) Frequent Breaks: Children with attention challenges are more successful by working in “spurts” - where they focus for short periods – interspersed with brief breaks. Using a visual timer during work periods can help your child see how much time he/she has left. For difficult assignments where focus is a greater challenge, begin with shorter focus periods and gradually increase the length over time. Breaks can be as simple as stretching, jumping up and down, or throwing a ball. 3) Build in physical activity – Using body movements to emphasize key points, or even chanting information can help a fidgety child to stay engaged. 4) Reinforcement Systems: Young children with significant attention challenges may need a reinforcement system for homework time. Tokens (pennies, beans) can be used as rewards after each activity is complete. Vary the number (1-3) based upon how well the child stayed on task. Let the child accumulate these as progress towards a bigger goal – such as a sticker on a chart that can later be redeemed for a favorite activity or something they want to buy. 5) Organization – In middle school, students must keep up with assignments in multiple classes. Students with attention weaknesses often have difficulty organizing papers, keeping track of assignments, working on multiple-part projects, monitoring due dates, and turning in completed homework. Organized binders for each subject, with a front page that lists due dates, can be helpful. Tutoring centers also offer programs in organization and study skills.

Classroom Considerations

1) Classroom Seating – Seating at the front of the classroom near the teacher is recommended. The seating should be away from visual and auditory distractions (e.g. not by a door or window, and not near friends). 2) Teaching Style – For young children, an expressive tone with body movements

helps to maintain interest. Use visuals or concrete objects to illustrate new concepts where possible. Emphasize important points by tone of voice, repeating the information, or saying “This is important.” 3) Positive Reinforcement – Tell a child what you want him to do (“Please sit down”) instead of telling them to stop doing something. Provide verbal reinforcement for compliance. Point out progress you see (e.g. “Last week it was hard for you to concentrate during math. I really like how you kept yourself on task today.”) 4) Monitor Comprehension: Asking questions after instruction, or asking a child to summarize information presented, will ensure that he/she was following and understanding the topic. 5) Transitions: For younger children, warnings before subjects or activities are changed will be helpful. 6) Breaks and Extra Time – Breaks may be necessary during longer intervals of seatwork, in order to sustain focus. These can be as short as 1 minute, and can be as simple as standing and stretching. Extra time to complete classroom assignments or tests may also be needed. 7) Seat Cushions: Many children who are “fidgety” benefit from sitting on an airfilled cushion that provides sensory input and engages core balancing muscles. One such product is the 12 inch Fitball Seating Disc Jr. (available at www. 8) Manipulatives: Manipulatives such as “therapy putty” can give a fidgety child something to do with their hands, so that they can stay focused. Care must be taken to ensure that the object itself does not become a distraction.

Parent Education Resources


1) Books – The following books contain useful information and behavioral strategies: o Delivered from Distraction by Edward Hallowell & John Ratey o A Bird’s Eye View of Life with ADD & AD/ HD: Advice from Young Survivors by Chris Zeigler Dendy & Alex Dendy o How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD by Sandra F. Rief 2) CHADD website ( This organization, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, contains information about attention-related challenges and strategies. 3) Consider an evaluation - Attention and focus can significantly impact academic learning. It may be helpful to know if your child has ADD or ADHD, so that teachers can be aware of their challenges. A formal diagnosis may also help your child to receive a 504 plan at school, so that accommodations can be provided to support learning. A pediatrician or psychologist can diagnose ADD/ADHD. Linda Balsiger, M.S., CCC-SLP is a literacy and learning specialist and certified state-licensed speech-language pathologist. She is the owner of Bend Language & Learning, a private practice dedicated to the treatment of dyslexia and other language-based learning disorders (

The Alar ming Increase In Diabetes Type II Among Children By Dr. Michelle Jackson, N.D.

The definition of Diabetes, whether it is Type I or Type II is a disease of carbohydrate or sugar metabolism due to a lack of or non effective action of the hormone insulin, causing hyperglycemia or high sugar in the blood. Hyperglycemia causes many other health problems such as blindness, kidney disease and heart disease. Autoimmune, or Type I diabetes has also been called Juvenile Onset Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin Dependent Diabetes, or Type I Diabetes. Typically type I Diabetes affects young people with a peak onset age of 5 and again at 10-12 years old. Type II Diabetes or also called Adult Onset Diabetes or Noninsulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus usually occurs in obese adults ages 50-70 years old. It is believed that poor diet, obesity; environmental factors play a role in Type II Diabetes. The incidence of Type II Diabetes in 30 year old adults has gone up 70% in the last decade. The population of children and teenagers with Type II Diabetes is also growing perhaps to epidemic proportions. These increased numbers in young people indicate a diet structured in high glycemic carbohydrates can cause a chronic state of hyperglycemia. These poor diet choices along with lack of exercise is increasing the risk of Diabetes Type II in our children at alarming rates. It is sometimes difficult for clinicians to properly classify children with diabetes as Type I or Type II. Current practice suggests that treatment for children with diabetes be based on their initial presentation and clinical course. Some recent findings suggest that somewhere between 8-45% of newly diagnosed children with diabetes, may indeed have Type II Diabetes not Type I. At the time of diagnosis, it may not be possible for the classification to be correctly determined, because symptoms and findings often are similar. From a naturopathic perspective prevention and treatment go hand in hand, and most children and adults could befit from some general dietary advice. Our diets and lifestyles in general as a whole population have to change. Our children need to learn healthy eating habits when they are young. Our diets need to be lower in sugar and saturated fats. An excellent and easy to follow book to consider reading is The Glucose Revolution. This book is based upon the glycemic index, which is a list of foods and how fast they turn into sugar in the blood stream. In general, we want foods that take longer to turn into simple sugars; therefore they are lower on the glycemic index. In general the food that are lower on the glycemic index are unprocessed “real foods”, higher in protein, unsaturated fats and higher in fiber. Exercise is essential to a healthy lifestyle and treatment and prevention of Diabetes. Toned (or exercised) muscles are more responsive to sugar and insulin than fat and untoned muscles. Toned muscles will enhance the body’s sensitivity to insulin and lower blood glucose levels. Exercise will also help body fat weight loss and fat cells are not as effective as muscles cells at taking sugar out of the bloodstream. Stress also seems to play a factor in the onset of Diabetes. Anxiety produces an increase in epinephrine which causes blood sugar to rise. Also with stress the hormone cortisol released by the adrenal glands will rise. The rise in cortisol causes an abnormality in insulin in which insulin is not able to carry sugar from the blood into the body’s cells as effectively and therefore blood sugars rise. This can be a vicious cycle as blood sugars rise that in itself is a stressor on the body and therefore increases cortisol and epinephrine, thus the cycle continues. There are numerous vitamins HOLISTIC FAMILY and herbs that can help blood sugar metabolism but nothing will replace good HEALTH CARE diet and exercise. Non the less I will list SPORTS PHYSICALS some of them which include almost all only $25.00 of the B vitamins, vitamin C, chromium, Call for appointment now! magnesium, zinc, cinnamon, lipoic acid, coQ10 and fatty acids. • PEDIATRICS Since puberty has been identified as • FOOD ALLERGY TESTING important in the development of type 2 diabetes in children. Changes in hormone • ECZEMA levels during this period cause insulin • ADD/ADHD resistance and decreased insulin action. • ALTERNATIVE VACCINE SCHEDULING Therefore it is quite understandable that type 2 diabetes in children most often (541) 385-0775 occurs during mid-puberty although EAST WEST cases as young as 4 years of age have been NATUROPATHIC CLINIC reported. Even more important then to implement these lifestyle changes early 334 NE IRVING, SUITE 104 in life. BEND, OR 97701

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Parents’ Example Can Help Kids ‘Game’ In A Healthy Way Electronic games represent a multibillion-dollar industry. For many parents, gaming represents something different: a big struggle given its popularity with countless young people. No doubt gaming is here to stay. With it come many questions. How much time should kids spend playing electronic games and doing other things on the computer? What are the positives and negatives of gaming? How can parents ensure their kids are gaming in a healthy way? Shawn R. Marshall, MA, LPC, a professional counselor who lectures on numerous topics such as Internet safety, improving parent-teen relationships, and parenting strategies, addressed these and other questions: Q: Electronic games are hugely popular. What does research say about how much time young children, adolescents and teens spend gaming? A: 8-18 year olds spend an average of 7 hours per day engaged in entertainment technology (cell phones, online, gaming, television, etc.). Boys are more likely to spend time gaming than girls, with averages around 3 hours per day. Recent studies show that children/teens who spend more than 24 hours gaming per week are more likely to develop a gaming addiction. Research also shows that families with well-established gaming rules are likely to have children/teens gaming up to 40% less. However, less than 50% of families have rules covering video games and computers. Q: Beyond inactivity, what problems can result from too much gaming? A: More and more research connects screen time and gaming with attention problems in children/teens. There’s also strong correlations with poorer grades, sleep pattern disruptions, weight problems, and increased irritability or emotional regulation. There is strong evidence that gaming can become addictive, and 10% of 8-18 year olds exhibit signs of gaming addiction. Q: Besides helping develop hand/eye coordination, what are gaming’s positive aspects? A: There are several. Many current games are interactive. This can promote social interactions and connections with a broader range of peers. Video games also can help boost self-esteem and add an immediate sense of accomplishment. Many require critical thinking, strategizing and encourages users to be creative problem-solvers.

Q: When gaming and homework on a computer are factored in, what are some recommendations in terms of screen time for young people at different ages? A: The focus should be less on the amount of time young people spend in front of a screen and more on the impact screen time has on them. It can be difficult to assess the influence that gaming has on children and teens, especially since they tend to underestimate the impact. This occurs for many reasons, but the obvious is that many teens don’t want to decrease their time playing games or online. The American Pediatrics Association (APA) has advised that children younger than 2 should not watch television or engage in video gaming. The APA also recommends that if children older than 3 watch TV, the maximum should be 1-2 hours of “quality programming” per day. This also applies to gaming. Parents of teenagers also should adhere to the 2-hour limit. Balance is needed as children and teens engage in gaming. This balance consists of regular physical activity, non-gaming peer social time, healthy sleep, proper diet and a focus toward schoolwork. Q: What are the warning signs that kids game too much, and how can parents educate their kids and limit their time?

A: Some warning signs: • Preoccupation- Their child is overly focused on past gaming or future usage. • Tolerance– Their child needs more gaming time to experience the same “rush or excitement.” • Loss of control– Their child has difficulty disengaging from gaming. • Withdrawal– An increase in anxiety, anger or restlessness when not gaming. • Escape– When a child uses games to avoid real-life problems. • Dishonesty– When a child lies to family, peers or other adults about gaming. • Social/academic/work-related problems directly connected to their gaming. If you have concerns about your child’s gaming, review the rules and consequences you’ve developed. Determine if they are well established and that you are enforcing them consistently. Don’t blame your child about abusing the rules if you are inconsistent with following through. Continued on next page

Central Oregon Family News May 2011 Page 9 ‘Gaming’ Article Continued Don’t be afraid to remove the games or electronic devices, and, no, your children will not die if they’re unable to play. If you continue to struggle with your child’s usage, decrease the time for gaming, don’t allow an increase in other electronics, expand other real-life interactions and develop better daily structure. If you feel you’ve done this well and still have concerns about your child’s gaming, seek professional help to determine if your child is struggling with emotional, social or academic problems. Q: How can parents of young kids introduce them to video/computer games? A: Lead by example. In a world inundated by electronics it’s vital that we take time to “unplug,” especially in front of our children. Have days or weekends in which electronic devices are turned off and are not allowed to watch television. And establish clearly defined rules and consequences about electronic usage, and be consistent. Children and teens can push boundaries, so consistency is key. Q: Parents can’t be everywhere, and there are a whole host of video games out there. Like movies, video game ratings can help guide parents in terms of appropriate content for various ages. Besides ratings, how can parents establish boundaries about what games their kids play? A: Take into account your child’s emotional maturity when it comes to video games. Don’t allow your child to play games that are too advanced (rated teen/mature). Even if you can “turn down” the violence on certain games, that doesn’t mean they should play them. Don’t fall for allowing your child to play a game because his peers play it. I also encourage parents to play non-violent games with their children. Gaming can be a great way to connect with your child, but parents shy away because they feel it would encourage their child to play too much. Parents can also be intimidated by current gaming systems. Yes, it’s a bit more advanced than Pac Man or Centipede. But, by allowing your child to teach you to play and by demonstrating proper ways to manage the gaming experience, parents can establish better boundaries around healthy gaming.

For parenting resources and information about helping youth stay alcohol and drug free, please contact the Deschutes County Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator (541-330-4632); the Crook County Prevention Coordinator (541-416-8392); the Alcohol/Meth Prevention Coordinator for Warm Springs (541-553-2211); or the Certified Prevention Specialists at the BestCare Prevention Office in Madras (541-475-4884). Parenting resources and information also are available from the Central Oregon Family Resource Center (www.frconline. org). This article was submitted by Oregon Partnership (503-244-5211;, a statewide nonprofit that exists to end substance abuse and suicide.

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Q. You often use “age-appropriate” in your column. How do I know what is age-appropriate for my child?

A. This is a big question, and a difficult one to answer completely. Ageappropriate is most often used in defining what reasonable expectations on the part of parents, caregivers, and teachers are for children of a particular age. It is also used in defining consequences for behavior management. Every child grows in each of the different areas of development at his or her own rate. Most children grow within a certain range of what is called “typical” development. For example, approximately 90% of all children are able to stand briefly by themselves by 13 months of age; yet 25% are able to do so at 9 months, and 10% don’t develop this skill until after 13 months of age. So there is a wide range of typical behavior as far as standing alone goes for infants. For a 7-month-old baby, it would not be age-appropriate to expect him to stand by himself but if he were 15-months-old, then a doctor might worry if he can’t. If a parent expected a 7-month-old to stand by himself, and tried to train him to do so, she would be setting her child, and herself, up for failure. Hers would not be an “age-appropriate” expectation. Some babies may be able to stand on their own by 7 months, but that would be very unusual. In addition, the rate of development within an individual is uneven. For example, some children begin to say recognizable words and eventually even sentences much earlier than most, say at about 22 months. The same child, however, might also have been unable to walk until he or she was 14 months old, or may not achieve toileting independence until 3 or 4 years of age. Most parents understand that it takes time for babies to develop the motor control to sit, crawl, stand, cruise, and walk, and that developing these skills at earlier ages than other babies does not mean the baby will be a great athlete. However, a similar level of understanding of the stages and pace of literacy and language, cognitive (intellectual) and social development is not widespread. Probably the most important of these for parents to understand is the cognitive ability to control one’s own behavior (selfcontrol). Typically, toddlers and two-year-olds often run away or struggle when their parent is trying to change a diaper or get them dressed. This can be very frustrating for the parent, but it is a very typical behavior. If a parent yelled or otherwise punished his or her child for this behavior, it would just result in a power struggle and angry feelings. It wouldn’t be likely to change the behavior. This type of power struggle contributes to the development of an adversarial relationship between parent and child, which benefits no one. It is far better to just expect and work around these typical ageappropriate behaviors, such as laughing and making a game out of chasing your child, and/or using gentle physical management, such as grabbing her before she knows that it is time to get dressed. With older two’s, such strategies as involving her in dressing game or a choice of clothing can help. Singing favorite songs or offering a special “diaper-changing time toy” to hold can help with diapering. This approach eliminates a whole lot of frustration and anger, and contributes to a cooperative relationship between parent and child. A situation where parents commonly feel the need to exert control over a child’s behavior too soon is that of “toilet training.” A child is ready to use the toilet and give up diapers only when the pertinent muscles have developed enough control, when she is able to perceive the relevant sensations and understand what she needs to do, and also when she is able to take responsibility to stop playing and get herself to the potty in time. Parents who wait until the child is truly ready find such transitions not only much easier and quicker, but also far more pleasant. Rachel Martin, M.S., is a Certified Family Life Educator. Email her at or write to her at P.O. Box 131, Corvallis, OR 973390131.

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Food as your Medicine, Part 2 B y We n d e e D a n i e l s , A n c i e n t Tr a d i t i o n s

Eating with the Seasons is a practice found in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is found all across the globe in every culture’s native diet. In this way, all people originally survived by eating what they could pick in the wild or kill and eventually what they could grow on the land. Choosing to eat with the seasons is a way in which we can reconnect with the land we live on, the animals we live with, and eventually to our innermost selves, creating a deeper connection and joy in our lives. Food is our most basic need and fundamental to functioning in the word. Through sharing meals we celebrate, build friendships, show our love and build community. We see this in every part of the world, in every culture and it unites us in our humanity.

the spring season. Observing nature is a great way to help us in this journey, so look to your garden, parks and forests to see what the plants, trees, and shrubs are doing. In springtime, everything is budding, sprouting, or sending up green shoots. So fresh sprouted foods and tender greens are a great addition to your diet. Sprouted broccoli, radish, and mustard seeds contain some of the bitter flavor mentioned before and contain the upward and outward energy of spring that our bodies are craving.

What exactly does it mean to eat with the seasons? Obviously since we live in the High Desert of Central Oregon we must take into consideration that the bulk of our food is trucked in from outside this growing area. Eating local and according to the season exclusively would be challenging given our long, cold winters and short growing season. However, we can use this age-old principle not only as a guideline and inspiration for making healthier and more nutritious choices but also as platform to look more deeply at out food as nourishment and not just random fuel we put in our bodies.

Make an effort to purchase less produce that is trucked and flown in from distant lands. Produce that comes from Mexico and Chile has less nutrient value, is not even close to being in season, and takes a tremendous amount of resources to get it to our kitchen table. Looking for food that has been grown locally ( local in Central Oregon can even be the Willamette Valley) may cost a few more dollars but ultimately you are getting more a more nutritious product and need to eat less of it. “Less is more” is the nutrition principle that we could all benefit from incorporating into our diets.

Spring is upon us in Central Oregon and we are beginning to see evidence of it from the blooming daffodils and crocus peeking their sunny faces towards the skies. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, spring is the season of the liver and gall bladder. In spring we naturally eat less and begin to crave lighter foods that promote gentle cleansing of our liver and gallbladder such as young plants, fresh greens and sprouts. Try picking those dandelions right out of your garden and throwing them in a salad! Asparagus is another great spring food. Its bitter flavor helps move the liver and gallbladder energy, which has a tendency to get stagnant during

4 C. water or stock 1C chopped dandelion greens ½ C chopped kale ¼ C chopped sorrel 2 tsp lemon juice 1-2 cloves garlic (optional) 3-4 tbsp Miso

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Sometimes there can be miscommunication about summer plans and the holiday schedule between parents. Some parents can be flexible and work out a suitable schedule in advance. My advice is that is it never too early to start planning the summer. Parents should agree on which activities and camps the children will be participating in and get them on the calendar. Hopefully, the parents will agree to split those costs. Then sketch out different time periods with Mom and with Dad. Work schedules need to be taken into consideration and when people can take vacation. If Aunt Bertha is visiting from New York for only one weekend, make the kids available even if it falls on your scheduled time. You can hope that when you need some flexibility that your co-parent will work with you. If parents are in conflict and they must use the Deschutes Parenting Plan then the summer schedule is laid out. The plan states that the nonresidential parent (the parent with fewer overnights) shall notify the residential parent in writing, of the summer parenting time schedule. If the nonresidential parent fails to provide the summer schedule by May 1st, then the residential parent shall notify the nonresidential parent in writing by May 20th. If older children are involved and the parents both live in the same town, the plan calls for neither parent to have the children for more than 19 consecutive days. The thinking is that children need to have contact with both parents during summer. Long distance summer planning according to the plan allows parents parenting time for 63 consecutive days (9 weeks) which is the majority of the summer. This makes sense because of the expense of traveling back and forth. Non Hostile Family Law The parent who does not have the child can keep in contact by phone, Attorney and Counselor of Law e-mail, and text. Each family situation O re g o n B a r C e rt i fie d s i n c e 1 9 9 2 is unique and it is hard to mandate a Small Consultation Fee uniform schedule. Remember, the 318-8038 key to making the schedule work is Helping People To Avoid Litigation flexibility and communication. Get the Low Cost Flat Fee schedule set in place on a calendar and make sure both parents and children have a copy. Summer is a wonderful time for children and keep in mind that they love both parents and want to • Legal Advice • Mediation spend time with each. Plus they want • Drafting Court Documents to spend time with their friends. Don’t stress the kids out by “fighting” about who gets them when. Everyone loses There is a better way. in that case. Please consult a family 45 NW Park Place • Bend, OR law attorney should you have questions about parenting time or any family law

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Summer Youth Camps Prevent By Paul Stennett, COCC Community Learning COCC Community Learning is offering a summer program that engages and nurtures the minds of young people during their summer vacation. Aimed at rising 5th through 9th graders, the program offers learning options in technology, cooking, adventure, and writing. According to Johns Hopkins University researchers, “All students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.” So, what happens when you mix summer, a college campus, experienced teachers, and kids? Lots of serious fun and active learning in COCC’s Specialty Youth Camps. “This is a great summer opportunity for young people to be stimulated in an educational environment while learning skills and abilities they may not find elsewhere. It also brings the students into the college atmosphere and it lets them see how much fun learning can be,” says Beth Wickham, Director of COCC’s Community Learning. We want them to see that there’s life beyond high school and that college isn’t a big, scary place,” she said. In the area of computers this age group excels. Our summer technology offerings include video production, website design, and animation camps. The main difference between teens and adults is that teens are ready to experiment and jump right in where adults fear to tread. “This makes them fun to teach and challenging as well,” according to instructor, Annette Witzel. Personally, although my son lives at home, he is living more online than he is in our family room. At COCC we can take this online living and develop skills they can use for the rest of their lives. Having an understanding of how to make a web page and then how to take good pictures and format them to fit on the web page is a marketable skill. Having a presence on YouTube is becoming essential and learning to make a good video may be the difference between oblivion and being the next sensation. These skills and more can be learned through our camps. COCC is hosting 15 different youth camps focused on culinary skills, computers, writing and classes on geo-caching, fly fishing, and even a Junior Police Academy. Register early. Camps fill quickly. Camps run Monday-Thursdays, June 18-August 15. For more information call (541) 383-7270 or go to

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Kids learn about a different country each week through games, crafts, baking and language in this Waldorf-inpired preschool and kindergarten program. Ages 1-6. June 1-Aug. 26th, 2-5 days a week. Full or part time. 2150 NE Studio Rd, Bend. See ad on pg 14. 541-617-0434.

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Bend Parks and Recreation

Check website for dates and themes of camps. Contact:, (541)389-7275. Summer Buddies: June 20-July 7, July 11-28, Aug. 1-18. Children will enjoy arts and crafts, creative games and more. ID $72, OD $96 Little Kids Pottery Camp: M-Th, 9am-Noon. Ages 4-5. Animal Sculpture and Clay Boxes are just a few of the fun projects your kids will make with clay. Bring healthy snack. At Cindercone Clay Center. ID $75, OD $101 Frontier Camp: Ages 8-11. M-Th, 8:30am4:30pm. Takes young explorers back in time to try their hand at some old skills, as we head out to explore the diverse Central Oregon landscapes. Harmon Park. ID $169, OD $228. Endless Summer Camp: Grades 1-5. M-F, 7am6pm. Hollinshead Barn. Looking for something to do at the end of summer? Fun, games and lots of crafts. Will visit the High Desert Museum as well as other CO attractions. Bring swimsuit, sunscreen, towel and lunch. ID $180, OD $243. Operation Recreation: Grades 1-4. M-F, 7am-6pm. Activities include daily field trips, creative arts and crafts, yummy cooking projects, hands on science experiments and lots of swimming. At Lava Ridge Elementary. ID $185, OD $250. Clubhouse Day Camp: Grades 5-6. M-F, 7am-6pm. Learn new games, play sports, cook, create art and usic, swim and hike too! At Skyview Middle School. ID $37, OD $50. Magic In The Park: Ages 4-10. 1-3:30pm Provides children the opportunity to participate in recreational activites at no cost. Drop-in, no registration necessary. This is not a day-care program. At Orchard Park, Harmon Park and Al Moody Park. Free. See ad on page 22.

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Junior Explorers Summer Camp Ages 3 years to 5 years Children will invent, express, and explore in our themed weekly “Camp for Kids” summer program. Our exciting program includes 2 weekly field trips, creative art and crafts, camp games, water fun, exercise and hands-on academic review. Morning snack provided. Must be potty trained. Go to for weekly themes and field trip information. Explorers Summer Camp Ages 6 years to 12 years Fill your summer with adventure and lasting memories. If you are 6 to 12 years old, our themed weekly camps will keep explorers engaged and interested. Our exciting program includes 3 outdoor weekly field trips, swimming, hiking, fishing, nature studies, canoeing, cooking, caving, sports, creative art, crafts and camp games. We provide daily academic review and snacks. Go to for weekly themes and field trip information. Morning Star Summer Camp Offers: • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Boys & Girls Club of Central Oregon Fun in the Sun

The Clubs offer 11 weeks of summer programming giving families 10 hours of program options each day. In order to sign your child up for one of the Clubs you will need to attend one of the mandatory orientations that occur every Tues. evenings at 6pm at each Club. Each age group has one staff person for each of the 25 children in that group. Early registration through May 23rd. Late Registration begins May 24th. Summer hours of Operation: Ariel Branch, 10-4pm; Bend Branch, 7:30am6pm; Redmond and Terrebonne Branch, 7:30am-5:30pm. Summer Fees: $25 annual membership fee for all ages; $65 per week/child ages 6-12 (nontransferable); $30 per week for each additional child in the family (age 6-12); No additional fees for children ages 1318. What’s in a Summer Day at the Clubs?: Art Projects, Mountain Biking, Mad Science, Tournaments in the Games Room, Club Tech, Field Trips, Free Lunch, Active Games.

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Day Camp at Tumalo: June 27-July 1st. We Accept kids Preschool-7th in the fall as campers; 8th grade-high school as CITs (Counselors-intraining); and older teens as volunteer counselors. We also accept volunteers beyond high school age too! Our camps are held at a local parks, M-F from 10am-3pm. For questions about camp please contact Jenn @ 382-4682 or At camp children meet in small groups with one to two adults and a teen assistant. They learn to work together through activities such as: games, nature awareness, compass work and singing. CAMP FIRE MEMBERS NON-CAMP FIRE MEMBERS $69 grades PreK-K $84 grades PreK-K $79 grades 1-3 $95 grades 1-3 $90 grades 4-6 $105 grades 4-6 $100 grade 7 $116 grade 7 $29 Counselor-in-Training $32 Counselor-in-Training **Grades as of Fall 2011** Summerkids: Games, Crafts, Outdoor Play, Enrichment Activities, Two Daily Snacks. Free Lunch Program. FUN! 11 weeks of Summer Program from June 20-September 2. M-F; 7:30am - 6pm at Summit Park. Open to boys & girls entering grades K-6 in the fall. Part-time care is available in AM and PM “blocks,” sold in full week increments only. The AM block covers 7:30am-12:30pm and the PM block covers 12:30-6pm. or

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Camp Imagine- Ages 6-17yrs. Children will construct lifesize clubhouse to solve a mystery, investigate polymer science, to create bouncy balls, explore survival traits of the planets wildest animals, etc. Miller Elementary, June 13-17th , 9am–3:30pm. ID $238 OD $331. For more info, contact us at 322-5158 or

Cascades Academy & School of Enrichment

Mon.-Fri, 8am-Noon. $165. Extended Camps until 5:30, $220. Afternoon campers will partake in summer time activites that encourage gross motor development, water play, sand and sun. Bring water bottle, lunch, swim wear, sunscreen and towel. Around the World: June 13-17. Explore 5 corners of the world in 5 days. Muy Bien: June 20-24. Immerse yourself in various Spanish cultures, languages and history while learning to speak Spanish. It’s Broadway!: June 27-July 1. Calling all drama kings and queens. Perform, move, sing and practice public speaking techniques. Performance at conclusion. Y tu?: July 6-8. Building on our Muy bien camp, we expand upon our Spanish language skills with games, songs and relational memory. Culinary Creations: July 11-15. Embrace your inner chef. Fossil Finder: July 18-22. Prehistoric creatures come back to life in this innovative, sensory rich and imaginative camp. SOS: July 25-29. Age appropriate hands on wilderness survival and outdoor safety survival skills using your own backyard and our imagination. 3-2-1 Blast Off!: Aug. 1-5. NASA sponsored astronauts discover the unknown of outer space, historic launches, build rocket ships and land on mars. Mad Science: Aug. 8-12. Investigate the world around us. Create safe science experiments and conclude with a science fair. Art Academy: Aug. 15-19. Build upon basic skills and make unique creations that will forever be treasures. Nihao!: Aug. 22-26. Chinese is the fastest growing language in the world! Focuses on major festivals, culture and Chinese traditions.

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Cascade Kids Eco Challenge Camp

This breath-taking Central Oregon family resort provides entertaining activities for all ages. During the summer months, kids can enjoy the Cascade Kids Eco Challenge Camp. Days are filled with swimming, nature hikes, and a variety of fun themed activities. Ideal for children ages 6-13, the camp offers full-day programs with a healthy lunch included. Feel at ease during your stay at our delightful Bend family resort, featuring innovative and educational amenities for your little ones. * June 13-Sept. 2nd * Full day programs Monday – Friday 9am-5pm, with lunch provided * Guided hikes, snow play and Frisbee golf at Mt. Bachelor * Discover the Lava Caves and enjoy hikes at Lava Lands * Go on an exciting White Water Raft trip * Captain a paddle raft while floating the Upper Deschutes * Explore the Deschutes River Trail with a Naturalist Guide * Advance reservations are required, $70/daily, $300/wk. See ad on page 23. June 6th –August 26th. Ages 3-5 & 5-7yrs. Mon–Fri, 8AM-12PM. $20 per day. Register 1-5 days a week for 1 week at a time or for all 12. Extended care available, 12-4:30. May offer later hours, please inquire. Our consistent accredited teachers plan 4 hour daily camps to encourage social and emotional growth through learning stations and curriculum. We bring the indoors out to our amazing outdoor wonderland, Check out our website to see our bios and photos! We offer a planned developmental curriculum with music, crafts, and much more. Our Summer Monthly themes June-Aug. are: Planting a Garden of Friendship, We Love our Country & Ourselves, Hot Summer Days and Water Exploration. Space is limited to 10 Students only. Snack provided. Call now to come for a visit~ Enroll by May 5th and save $20 on registration. 61396 Blakely Road, Bend. (541) 382-2130 or

COCC Youth Summer Camps

COCC has some of the best educational youth camps around. See ad on page 11.

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Culinary Camp I: Hands-on Cooking Skills: 6-9th grade. 8-1pm, June 20-23rd. $159 Culinary Camp II: Mama Mia! Italian Extravaganza: 6-9th grade. 8am-1, June 27-30th. $179 Culinary Camp III: Around the World with Food: 6-9th grade. 8-1pm, July 25-28th. $179 Culinary Camp IV: Desserts First: 6-10th grade. 8am-1, Aug. 8-11. $179 Culinary Camp: Top Chef Week: 6-10th grade. 8am-1, Aug. 15-18th. $199

As we transition into the warmer months and the school year ends, the words “I’m bored!” will be heard more and more often in homes throughout Central Oregon. Unfortunately, this boredom can translate into trouble, particularly in the 10 – 15 year old age group. Youth-set fires peak during the summer months of June, July, and August. In fact, nearly 25 percent of fires ignited by children and teens occur during the month of July alone! There are many reasons why a youth might cause a fire – curiosity, boredom, and anger are common motivators. Regardless of the motivation behind the act, fires started by children and teens have one thing in common: they can be prevented. The first key to preventing youthcaused fires is education. Teach young children that matches and lighters are tools to be used by adults, NEVER toys to be played with by children. Model fire safe behavior – children love to imitate, and if they see you acting in an unsafe manner with fire, they will assume it’s ok for them to do the same. Store all matches and lighters well out of reach of children. Keep in mind that out of reach may be a lot higher than you think. If you’ve ever seen a resourceful child climb the kitchen cupboards for a cookie, imagine what they might be able to do to access matches or a lighter! Ensure that your home has working smoke alarms, and have (and practice) a home fire escape plan. For older children, teach them about the realities of fire. What they know

about fire is often obtained from movies, television, and the Internet and is usually far from reality. Fire is extremely hot, produces thick, dark, toxic smoke, and is difficult to control. Unfortunately, many movies, television shows, and commercials portray fire as benign, producing little smoke and easily controlled. This exciting but unrealistic image of fire may prove to be very enticing to a child or teen. Many older youth who are involved in fire incidents demonstrate poor decision making skills and a lack of personal accountability for their actions. Help your child to develop these critical skills early by teaching them how to make positive choices and that there are always consequences when a poor choice is made. Finally, ensure that your youth has good, consistent adult supervision. For children, this may be a parent, relative, caregiver, or day camp program. Teens who seek out volunteer opportunities or summer employment are far less likely to find themselves in trouble and will learn those crucial decision making and accountability skills much more quickly. If you are a parent who is concerned about your child misusing fire, contact the fire agency in your area for assistance. Many departments offer intervention services for children and teens as well as fire safety education for families.

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WOW! Week of Words: 6-9th grade. 1pm-3, July 11-14th. $125 Nature & Environmental Studies Fly Fishing Camp: 6-9th grade. 9:30am-12, July 11th and 8-5pm, July 12th. $249 Geocaching Camp: 6-9th grade. 9am-1, June 1819th. $99 Junior Police Academy Camp: 6-9th grade. 9-12pm, June 20-23rd. $89.

Crook County Kids Club

Open from 7am–6:30pm. Ages 6-16. Throughout photo courtesy of Erin Miller Photography our fun filled week we will be taking field trips to the High Desert Museum, hiking, fishing, we offer free summer tutoring, gardening, nutrition and cooking, community service learning projects, arts and crafts, and so much more! The Amazing Race around Prineville: June 13-17. Find clues, complete task, be given your next clue to help you find your next location! Happy Campers: June 20-24. Our Expert Eagle scout will making your camping experience one you’ll never forget! It’s a Bug’s Life!/ Insect Safari: June 27- July 1. You’ll go hiking and find new and interesting insects, collect and identify, and make a mini habitat for them. Observe, catch, and release! Splish Splash Water Works: July 11-15. Bring a change of clothes each day as we guarantee you’ll get wet! Water limbo, water balloon toss, pass the sponge, holey cup races… Pirates & Treasure/Under the Sea: August 1-5. Treasure maps, Geocaching, exploring underwater sea creatures, discovering buried treasure, and adventure you won’t want to miss! It’s a Jungle out There / Animal Safari: August 8-12. Watch out for the crocodile obstacle course, quicksand, poison vines, piranha pond, giant spiders, and wild creatures! Survivor / Beach Week: August 15-19. Decorate your face, join a team, find the hidden immunity idols, compete in fun games, go fishing at the (Cont. on page 14) Reservoir (aka beach) and have FUN!

Now Enrolling for Fall Classes! Openings in 3’s, 3 1/2 - 4’s and Pre-K classes

We’re proud of our Staff Credentials: • ECE Endorsements • Certified Elementary school teachers • Member NAEYC

Anne Williams/Director 1735 SW Chandler, #2 / Bend, 97702

(1/2 a mile above the Century Drive roundabout just below the Bend Bulletin Building)


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Camp Cascades 2011 Summer Camp Guide

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Keep Summer Fun – Prevent Youth-Caused Fires

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Were You There … ? Thoughts from Together For Children

Camp Cascades 2011 Summer Camp Guide

by Edie Jones, M.Ad.ED

On April 15th of this year a very special “happening” took place. Celebrating The Week of the Young Child, parents and children from birth -8yrs old ascended on the High Desert Museum for an evening of fun, laughter, food, music and learning. Sponsored by The Deschutes Children and Families Commission in partnership with the CO Chapter of the Association of Education for Young Children, there were activities of all kinds to spark the interest of any child.

This summer, parents, keep alert to the many opportunities for children available in our communities for little or no cost. The Pet Parade on July 4th, the Children’s Festival sponsored by Saving Grace are two such events. Together For Children’s Summer playgroups and activities by the Bend Parks and Recreation program do cost money, however, they are well worth the expense. And at the end of the summer plan to attend another Big Rig Celebration, sponsored by Knife River and Together For Children.

What a marvelous experience it was watching toddlers dance to guitar tunes and singing that echoed throughout the halls, seeing fathers and mothers delight in the experience of making flowers with their youngsters, and recognizing the learning that was taking place as their children poured cracked corn through funnels and pipes. Over 800 people laughed and played, enjoying the celebration created to honor families and their young children.

We hear much about child abuse, neglected children, and parents that seem to know little about how to raise their children in a loving, nurturing environment. What we saw on April 15th was the other side of the coin. Here was a swarm of wonderful parents, each looking for new ways to interact and enjoy the youngest members of their families. It was a joy to be part of this celebration! Being there reminded me of how lucky kids are to grow up in our community. Lucky because of the services available for young children and the many dedicated professionals focused on making lives better. Lucky because there are so many moms and dads eager to learn all they can about being the best possible parents; willing to share the joy of growing up by looking for fun activities to do with their kids. If you were at the High Desert Museum on April 15th pat yourself on the back. If you weren’t keep your eyes and ears open for the next “happening” for kids and plan to be part of it.

Commercial avenues of entertaining and keeping children busy were non-existent as parents and children alike found new ways to enjoy themselves, using inexpensive creative ideas. As parents look forward to summer with its more leisurely pace, it is hoped they will remember back to this wonderful night of creativity and fun. It was a great example of how parents do not need to fall back on outside or expensive entertainment for their children. The library is full of idea books describing many things that do more than just “fill time.” Ask any early childhood professional (preschool teacher, day care director, agency personnel, librarian, etc.) for ideas and they will be eager to share activities that require little or no cost, only imagination.

Together For Children, a program for families with children from birth through three years old, is in the process of planning summer programs in communities throughout Deschutes County. Call 541-389-9317 or go to to learn where these will be located, time and cost.

Program Fees: $150 per month per child, $15 per day, or $8 per half day (4 hours or less). Includes Field Trips but not Sun Mt. Fun Centers games or $2 swimming fee. Register your child today! Call 541-447-7661 or go to to learn more. 695 NW Third Street: Basement of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

Dana’s Discovery Kids

Hours- 9am-12pm. *8:30 drop off available*. Please bring water bottle, snack and lunch if needed. See ad on page 15. Kids Cuisine!: June 13-17th. Shop, prepare, enjoy! Kids love to get messy in the kitchen. Create your own recipe! Dino Digs!: June 20-24th. Digging up bones! Discover dinosaur adventures and excavate dino bones! Sprouts!: June 27-July1st. Take home kid friendly gardens. Kids will learn how to plant and grown their very own flower/herb gardens. Art Hop!: July 5-8th. Explore a wide variety of messy art medium. Take home a masterpiece! Jitter Bugs!: July 11-15th. So many bugs, so little time! Discover the miniature world of insects! Ahoy Mates!: July 18-22nd. Campers will explore the ocean reefs and creatures of the deep. Climb aboard as we set sail. Pet Parade!: July 25-29th. Calling all cats, dogs, fish and frogs! Having fun with real and make believe pets! Space Odyssey!: August 1-5th. Three, two, one, BLAST OFF! Students will build a rocket ship to explore known and unknown planets of the solar system! Giddy Up!: August 8-12th. Come with us boys and girls on an exciting cowboy/girl western adventure. Sound of Music!: August 15-19th. Play your instrument as we stop, rock and roll to tunes from around the world. Cardboard Box Adventure!: Aug. 2226th. Paint it! Design it! Enjoy it! Kindergarten Here I come!: August 22-26. Miss Dana welcomes students entering kindergarten to spend one week of a preschool refresher course. Students are required to attend Monday-Friday. Camp will be canceled if a minimum of eight students do not register. Tuition rates per weekly camp: See g 1 day ………………………………. $25 on p 2 days….…………………………... $45 d A 15 3 days……………………………… $70 4 days……………………………… $95 5 days…..………………………… $110 Lunch hour- $5, 12-1pm. (lunch not included, send sack lunch)

Deschutes Land Trust

Hosts a series of hikes for kids. An adult is required to accompany a child. Advanced registration is required. Ages: 5-12. June 20th from 9-11am. Heading to the Metolius Preserve.

Evergreen Academy Summer Camps

A Child’s Garden A Waldorf Inspired Program

SUMMER PROGRAM ‘Around the World in 62 days’

Travel to different Countries, make a craft, bake bread, learn games, language and music ` Ages 1 to 6 years ` Full time or Part time ` Experienced, nurturing staff Now Enrolling for the Fall

Ballet • Modern Contemporary • Tap • Hip Hop



Call Ms. Rita @ 541-617-0434 or visit our website

Ages 5-9yrs. 1012 SW Evergreen Ave, Redmond (548-7675) and 490 SE Fourth in Prineville (447-0313). Se Baking Fun: June 20-24th Ad o e Wild West: June 27-July 1st n pg 15 Party in the USA: July 4-8th

Morning Star Christian School

Junior Explorers: Ages 3-5yrs. Children will invent, express, and explore in our themed weekly “Camp for Kids” summer program. Our exciting program includes 2 weekly field trips, creative art and crafts, camp games, water fun, exercise and hands on academic review. Morning snack provided. Must be potty trained Explorers: Ages 6-12yrs. Fill your summer with adventure and lasting memories. Our themed weekly camps will keep explorers engaged and interested. Our exciting program includes 3 outdoor weekly field trips, swimming, hiking, fishing, nature studies, canoeing, cooking, caving, sports, creative art, crafts, and camp games. We provide daily academic review and snacks. June 13th-Aug. 12th, 7:30am drop off/5:30pm pick up. $150/week or $35/day. Morning snack provided. or call 541-382-5091. See ad on page 12. (Cont. on page 15)

Mudpies and Lullabies

Ages: 3-6 years old (must be potty trained); T/W/Th from 10-1:30pm. June 28-30 Blast Off! July 5-7 Gems and Rocks See Ad o July 12-14 Castles, Princesses and Dragons n pg July 26-28 Under the Sea 13 August 9-11 Let’s Go Camping August 16-18 Splishin and Splashing Call Anne at 541-317-0644 to get a camp schedule with all the details!


Schibel Teaching Farm

Nature-Based 4H Youth Programs. Within each weekly day-camp, children will have the opportunity to complete various art, outdoor, science, reading, and dramatic play projects as part of their fun-filled days. In addition, Schibel Teaching Farm often provides field trips so your school-ager gets to experience different activities within Central Oregon. Campers will explore the wonders of nature, craft works of art, pretend to be pirates or pioneers, become detectives and scientists, and more! Add snacks, hands-on projects and new friends galore, and your schoolager’s summer will be the kind of experience he or she will remember forever. Sprouts (Ages 2-3), Polliwogs (Ages 4-5), Chipmunks (Ages 6-9) and Hawks (Ages 10-12): Weekly camps from June 20th-Aug. 26th. Hours are 9am-3:30pm with extended hours available. Cost is anywhere from $50-$175. Discounts and financial aid available. 64225 Schibel Road, Bend. Phone & Fax: (541) 526-5778;

Dana’s Discovery Kids Preschool & Extended Care HEAR the Difference SEE the Difference FEEL the Difference DISCOVER the Difference Does your child love to: Explore and investigate? Ask lots of questions? Try new experiments? Make new friends? Discover the unique wonders of the world?

Don’t Delay! r Registe Today!

541-749-9090 West Bend Location 777 SW Mill View Way

Fall Enrollment Now in Progress! Summer Camp Registration Now In Progress

Trackers North West

Our 11-weeks of camps are offered in partnership with Bend Parks and Rec. Programs include archery, paintball, kayaking, magic, Rangers, fly-fishing and team leadership rooted in collaboration and care.  For ages 6-16. M–F, 8:30am–3:30pm, After care available for additional fee. Weekly Fee: $95-285. For more info. Contact us at:, Molly Deis, 503-559-2825, or, 541-389-7275.

Limited Space

Welcoming ages 3-7 yrs.

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Shining Light Christian Preschool

Wed. Field Trips: 10-1pm. 4-5 yr olds. Kids will enjoy going to a different kid friendly place around Bend. Lunch provided. Limited to 8 children. $20 per camp June 22nd: Lava Lane Bowling July 20th: High Desert Museum Aug 3rd: Bouncin Off The Walls Extraordinary Wed. Camps: 9:30-12:30pm. 3-5 yr. olds will enjoy activities from kid friendly places at the preschool. Light snack included. Limited to 10 children. $22 per camp. June 15th: Pottery Painting July 13th: Build A Bear Aug. 17th: Treasured Tea Party (minimum 7 children) Wed. Camps: 9:30-Noon. 3-5 yr. olds will enjoy a morning of fun and learning with various camps. Light snack provided. Limited to 10 children. $15 per camp. June 8th: Dinosaur Safari June 29th: Noahs Arc July 27th: Ocean Aug. 10th: Fun in the Sun T/Th Camps: 3-5 yr olds. All camps include a light snack. 9:30-Noon, $25/per week. Cupcake Bakery: Session 1, June 7 and 9; Session 2, June 14 and 16. Children will experience hands-on cupcake making from scratch! Joyful Noise: June 21and 23. Your kids will be singing their hearts out at this camp and making musical instruments to use in their own marching band. Clay Creations: July 12 and 14. Preschoolers can make their imaginations come to life. Paint Your Heart Out: July 19 and 21. Old McDonald Had A Farm: July 26 and 28th. Preschoolers will come and learn about the farm and all the animals. Camps will be held at Real Life Christian Church. Registration starts April 1st *full payment expected to hold your camp spot*. 541-306-9484 or

Ages 3-5

25th Anniversary Celebration! Dana’s Discovery Kids preschool would like to take this opportunity to thank all the families who have been such an important part of Dana’s preschool journey over the past 25 years. So many young enthusiastic learners have come and gone over the years. It’s an honor to know that I and the staff at Dana’s has had an important part in the early educational building blocks of each and every child who has walked through our doors over the years. Dana’s Discovery Kids continues to welcome children to explore, interact, and question their world by provided open-ended exploration and unique opportunities for learning. If you are interested in learning more about Dana’s Discovery Kids Preschool, please be our guest! We would be happy to schedule a school tour, Monday-Friday 9:00-9:30am. Our teaching staff is committed to providing the best child friendly, age appropriate learning environment that encourages active, rather then passive, rote learning. We look forward to our upcoming summer camp adventures. Our camps are fun, flexible and open to all children ages 3-7. Discover the Difference at Dana’s Discovery Kids Preschool!

490 SE Fourth

1012 SW Evergreen Ave



Bus transportation provided

Private Kindergarten

• State Certified • Ages 3-9 • Before/After School Care

Summer Camps BAKING FUN

Ages 5-9 years June 20th - 24th


June 27th - July 1st

PARTY in the USA

July 4th - 8th


Camp Cascades 2011 Summer Camp Guide

Summer in the Park: At Sam Johnson Park. Various themed weeks, which provide kids with an environment that is safe, supervised, fully interactive, exciting and filled with age appropriate activities. Kids will have the chance to go to the Cascade Swim Center for recreation swim on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We are a Redmond School District FREE breakfast and lunch site. Please send your child with a hat, water bottle, sunscreen, light jacket, swim suit and towel for swim days and appropriate shoes for activity everyday they attend. Summer in the Park is for K-5th grade. Monday–Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm beginning June 20th. For more information call 541-548-7275 or

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Academie de Ballet Classique

Express Yourself: Ages 7-11, 12-14. M-Th, 9-12:30pm. Broadway, jazz, modern, hip-hop, classical and contemporary ballet, lyrical dance and craft props workshop. Performance at end of camp. Bring healthy snack and drink. No dance experience necessary. Location: 162 NW Greenwood. $112/$151. See ad on page 14.

Camp Cascades 2011 Summer Camp Guide

Art Station

Located at 313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. Call 541-617-1317 or visit (register online or phone). Bellydance for Kids- Ages 8-12. Kids will “dance like an Egyptian” while learning bellydance steps, isolations, and even some geography! We will learn some Arabic language, costuming, and even try some food related to this folkdance with origins in Egypt, Turkey, Greece and India. $89. June 20-23, 1pm-4.

Bend Experimental Art Theatre (B.E.A.T.) All classes located at 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette unless otherwise specified. The Passion of Character- Ages: 8-18. June 20-23/9am-12pm. In this special workshop, the actors learn tools for character research, knowing themselves, observation, taking risks, and loving the art of acting. Fee: $95. All the World´s a Poetry Slam- Ages: 11-17. June 20–23/1-4pm. This “Wordshop” gives teens a chance to explore the performance aspects of poetry in an environment that celebrates free expression. Using classic, literary and hip-hop poets as models, students will consider the connection between their ideas and personas as spoken-work poets. Fee: $95 Musical Theatre- Ages: 1218. June 27-30/9am-12pm. This course offers the special opportunity to gain insight into the life of the musical theater artist as well as build the confidence necessary. Students will participate in dance, voice and acting for musical theater. Wear comfortable clothing for unrestricted movement. Fee: $95. Motion & Commotion- Ages: 5-8. June 27–30/1-4pm. With an emphasis on creativity and freedom to move students will learn to express themselves t h r o u g h movement. Using our imagination we will act out magical new worlds, fantastical creatures, and stage hero and heroines. This class will be capped with a performance. Fee: $95. min. 4 – max. 10. Is Acting for You?- Ages: 5-8. July 11-14/9am-12pm. BEAT offers this drama class for learning acting techniques rich with break-through games, understanding character portrayal, how costumes and props help you on stage. There will be a performance at the end of the class. Fee: $95. Voice Projection for the Stage- Ages: 8-18. July 11–14/1–4pm. Voice projection is the strength of speaking or singing whereby the voice is used loudly and clearly. It is a technique to be heard clearly, as an actor in theatre.Fee: $95 Voice and Drama- Ages: 8-12. July 18–21/9am-12pm. This is perfect for the beginning actor who to wants to give it a try and be ready for the next BEAT production workshop. The end of the class will be capped with a performance. Fee: $95 Auditioning- Ages: 8+. July 18–21/1-4pm. This class will make auditioning as fun and realistic as is possible. The class will educate the student in resume writing, headshots and postcards, the trades, monologues and cold readings. Please come prepared with 16 bars of song and be ready to dance! Fee: $95. Transformational Acting- Ages: 11+. July 25-28/9am-12pm. BEAT offers this opportunity for actors to create, stretch, develop and perform a ´process´ piece during this class. You will be in process of developing each character from concept to performance. This class is for self expression and role play! Fee: $95 An Actors Attire- Ages: 11+. July 25–28/1am-4pm. Learn to develop personal wardrobe techniques and costuming for character. Our class offers the young actor a look at personal presentation and how this relates to costuming in the theater. Research and develop a vision of any theatrical characters Attire. No sewing experience is required! Fee: $95.

Film Making- Ages: 12+. Aug 1–4 9am–12pm. Location: Bend High School. As a group, participants will come up with a short film idea, writing a script for it, and then shoot the film. The participants will come out of the class with a basic understanding of how films are made alongside a DVD of their completed project. Fee: $95. Cool Beings- Ages: 8 +. Aug. 1–4 9am–11pm. There are many types of performing anxiety; stage fright, audition fright, solo anxiety, line mess-up or self -doubt. This class teaches tools that can be used to deal with these or other fears that keep you from doing the best or even trying something new. We will use games, roll play, see it imagery and comparison trials. Fee: $80 Dance Drama- Ages: 9+. Aug.1–4 1am–4pm. This class will focus on technique, performance skills and expression. Under Nancy and Julia’s care, students can gain the freedom to take risks and learn to creatively express themselves. The end of the class will be capped with a performance. Fee: $95 Photography- Ages: 10+. Aug. 8-11 9am–12pm. Chandler Photography, 739 NE 10th St, Bend. This is a class that will give you the tools to take photography further. We will deal with camera operations, what makes an image, some basic composition, and the computer part of photos, lighting and more. Students will need their own digital camera and a flash drive, (thumb drive, jump drive / the small USB memory stick.) Please bring a tripod and or external flash, if you have them. Fee: $95 Shakespeare Updated- Ages: 10+. Aug. 8-11 1-4pm. Shakespeare´s works, characters and plots are still so relevant that movies such as She´s the Man and 10 Things I Hate About You are directly based on his plays. This is a great class for those performers interested in Shakespeare, those who hate the language or those that just love to write and perform. Fee: $95 To Be or Not to Be an Actor- Ages: 8-14. Aug.15-18 9am12pm. This class will provide students with the basics needed to understand, explore and develop their character and to interact with other characters within a scene. The young actor is also educated about a variety of methods used to express emotion in theatre. Fee: $95. Pfeifers People- Ages:12+. Aug.15-18 1am-4pm. Using Julian Pfeiffer´s “Pfeiffer´s People” we will be studying different characters from short scenes from the play. Each student will have a chance to work on a solo piece as well as a group or duo scene with other actors. Fee: $95 Make ´Em Laugh- Intro to Sketch Writing Ages: 13-17. Aug. 22–25 9am–12pm. The class will involve practical assignments in individual and team writing. By the end of week, you´ll not only have a set of SNLstyle sketches and characters, you´ll also have the confidence to strike out and write great sketch comedy on your own. Fee: $95. Magic of Stagecraft- Ages: 16-adult. Aug. 22–25 1–4pm. BEAT presents this workshop to give an understanding of the behind-thescenes work done in a theatre, with special focus on lighting and sound. We will explore all elements, from lights and sound, to stage managing and props. Fee: $95 Dance Drama for Younger’s- Ages: 5-8. Aug. 29–Sept.1 1-4pm. BEAT offers this unique class which combines dance with drama, and will focus on technique, performance skills and creative expression. Under joyful tutelage, students gain the freedom to take risks needed to grow and learn. The end of the class will be capped with a performance. Fee: $95 Please check our website for the complete list of classes or contact us at 419-5558.

Bend Parks and Rec. Check website for dates and themes of camps. Contact:, (541)389-7275. See ad on page 22. Arts, Crafts and Cooking With Diane: Ages 5-11yrs. At Cascade Middle School.M-Th, 9-10:30 or 11-12:30pm. Classes are: Crafty Kids, Wierd Science, Tea Party Fun, Sport Time Fun, Cooking With Kids, Thing That Grow, Creative Crafts, Earth, Sea and Sky. Also, Ages 7-13. Classes: Jazzy Jewelry and Trash to Treasures. ID $49, OD $66. Crafting With Connie: Ages 7-14yrs. At Cascade Middle School. M-Th, 9-10:30 or 11-12:30pm. Classes are: Recycle Madness, Scrapbook for Kids, Create it!, Magical Mosaics, Calling All Girls! and Duct Tape. ID $49, OD $66.

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Cascade Community School of Music

Crook County Kids Club


Dance Fitness Camp: July 5-8th. Ages 6-12. Use many styles of Hip Hop and other styles of dance. “Music” is clean, dance moves are athletic, age appropriate and gender neutral. Camp participants will learn to express themselves, build self-esteem and make new friends having fun in this motivating, non-competitive camp. Kids will learn basic dance steps that emphasize the importance that movement matters through fitness and overall health. For more info. call 541-548-7275 or

Riverside Family Musical Theatre

June 20-29th and July 11-20th, 10am-Noon. Mondays. A musical adventure for the whole family! Participants in this unique class will rehearse and perform a musical production that includes singing, dancing and playing in the “orchestra”. Everyone gets a turn on our special instruments. Big fun! Fee covers up to 3 kids and one adult. Tuition: $125. Tuition Assistance may be available for this class.

Terpsichorean Dance Studio

Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Hip Hop Ages toddler-adult. 3 Week Summer Dance Sampler. July 12-August 4, SUMMER HOURS: Tues.-Thurs. 3-6pm. We are located at 1601 NW Newport Ave. To pre-register call 389-5351,

Open from 7am–6:30pm. Ages 6-16. Throughout our fun filled week we will be taking field trips to the High Desert Museum, hiking, fishing, we offer free summer tutoring, gardening, nutrition and cooking, community service learning projects, arts and crafts, and so much more! Theater Camp/Kids Club has Talent!: August 22-26. Imagine yourself singing, dancing, acting, or painting props, sewing clothes. You can be the half-time entertainment with your own talent of dribbling two basketballs, wriggling your ears, or showing off your flexibility! Program Fees: $150 per month per child, $15 per day, or $8 per half day (4 hours or less). Includes Field Trips but not Sun Mt. Fun Centers games or $2 swimming fee. Register your child today! Call 541-4477661 or go to to learn more. 695 NW Third Street: Basement of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.


Kindermusik Adventures: Oh What Busy Days!: Ages: Birth-18mo. May 17th-June 14th, Tues., 10:30-11:15am or Tues., 4:45-5:30pm. May 18th-June 15th, Wed., 3:30-4:15pm. Let’s explore and move to classical music as we take baby on musical errands to the market, the doctor, the park, the beach and a family gathering. A materials fee of $35 will be collected the first day of class. Fee: $60 ID Creatures in my Backyard: Ages: 18 mo-3.5 years. May 17th-June 14th, Tues., 11:30am-12:15pm. May 18th-June 15th, Wed., 9:30-10:15am or Weds., 4:30-5:15pm. May 19th-June 16th, Thurs., 10:45-11:30am. Join us on a backyard adventure as your child uncovers through music, movement, storytelling, and instrument exploration the creatures living in their own backyard. A materials fee of $35 will be collected at the first class. Fee: $60 ID Confetti Days: Ages: 3.5-5yrs. May 18th-June 15th, Weds., 10:3011:30am. May 19th-June 16th,

Dance The Summer Away at the

Terpsichorean Dance Studio *Creative Movement *Ballet *Tap *Modern *Jazz *Hip Hop Ages toddler-adult

4 -Week Summer “Dance Sampler”

July 12 - August 4, 2011 To preregister call 389-5351 Terpsichore’s Closet Dancewear Boutique SUMMER HOURS: Tuesday-Wednesday 3-6pm

1601 NW Newport Ave,

Camp Cascades 2011 Summer Camp Guide

Little Singers: Incorporates vocal exercises and solfege techniques with movement while singing fun, silly and familiar songs. Ages 5-8. T/Th, 9:30-10:20am. $75/$101 Middle School Band Camp: Designed for kids who have finished their first year of band. Time to tune up for band! M-F, 10am-12:30. $85/$115 Advanced Band Camp: For kids entering Highschool Band. Two years band required. Ages 11-14. M-F, 1-4pm. $85/$115. Beginning Guitar: Kids learn the basics including tuning, how to hold, strum and pick the quitar, chords, leads and some songs. Ages 10-14. M/W/F, 1:15-2:15pm. $135/$182. Guitar Adventures: Kids will develop hand and finger dexterity with exercises, progress gently into chords using three strings at a time and sing songs. Ages 8-9. M/W/F, 10-11:15am. $135/$182 Flute Workshop: If you have played the flute for 4+ years and are up for a challenge, join us for this exciting workshop. Ages 14 and up. M-Th, 6:30-8:30pm. $115/$182. Piano Camp: Kids will learn a song “by ear” turn keyboards into percussion instruments, do some focused listening to piano music and write a new song. Ages 8-12. M-F, 9-10:45am. $135/$182 Piano Prep: Students will learn music skills and concepts, play songs using a variety of instruments and introduce the “practice habit.” Ages 7-10. M/W/F, 1-2:20pm. $135/$182 Drums 101: For beginners. Ages 9-12. M-F,1-2:30pm. $135/$182 Drum Line: Parrticipants should have at least one year of formal study on drums/snare. Ages 9-15. M-F, 2:30-4pm. Cost: $135. Flute Choir: This all flute group will be led by the fabulous flute master Stefanie Janin. M-F, 1-2:30pm. Two years exp recommended Ages 9-14 or by permission. $135/$182. The Incredible Experimental Orchestra: We’ll develop and perform our own unique music on the spot. Ages 10-18. M/W/F, 3-5pm. $95/$128. Let’s Sing: We’ll be suing vocal exercises and the ‘solfege’ (do-re-mi) system of sounds and hand signs to expand singing range and build confidence. Ages 8-12. T/Th, 10:30-11:20am. $85/$115. School is located at 200 NW Pacific Park Lane, Bend. REGISTER AT: or call 382-6866.

Thurs., 9:30-10:30am. A celebration of music is interwoven with movement, art, language, drama, play, and storytelling to produce a tapestry of multi-sensory experiences for the child. A materials fee of $35 will be collected at the first class. Fee: $60 Kindermusik Family Time Here, There & Everywhere: Ages: 6mo-7yrs. May 17th-June 14th, Tues., 9:30-10:15am. May 19th-June 16th, Thurs., 11:45am-12:30pm. Bring your family with us on musical field trips to a friend’s house, a picnic in the park, a trip to the city, the aquarium, and the farm. A materials fee of $50 will be collected at the first class. Fee: $60 For more information on classes and costs visit, or call 389-6690.

Camp Cascades 2011 Summer Camp Guide

Acrovision Sports Center

Super Summer Camps- Camp provides an opportunity for kids to participate in the following activities. Gymnastics, Tae Kwon Do, Rock Climbing, Free Running, Indoor Dryland Snowboarding, Hip Hop, Break Dance, Arts & Crafts, Magic, Science, Cheerleading and Acro Fit! For Ages: 5 to 12. Morning: 9am-Noon; Afternoon: 1-4pm. (Morning, Afternoon or All Day Options) Super Summer Camp 1: July 11 - 14 Super Summer Camp 2: July 25 - 28 Super Summer Camp 3: August 8 - 11 Camp Cost: 1/2 Day: $99 (early bird price); Full Day: $175 (early bird price). Discounts for siblings and multiple camps are available. See ad on page 19.; email:; (541) 388-5555

Athletic Club of Bend

ABC Club:Ages 3-6. This theme based program offers activities including pee-wee aerobics, arts and crafts, bread baking, story telling and swimming. The program runs from 9am-Noon, Monday through Friday. Costs are $22 per day, $100/wk, if a member. Themes are: Look Who Stopped By For Safety! June 13-17th Passport to the Club June 20-June 24th Call of the Wild June 27-July 1st Celebrate America July 5-8th Ship Shape Pirate Fitness July 11-15th Fun With Movement July 18-22nd Bakery Bonanza July 25-29th Island Party August 1-5th Science Week August 8-12th Camping Fun August 15-19th Wacky Week! August 22-26th Youth Camps: Ages 6-12. Serve up sports, camp games, group tennis lessons, fitness classes, rock climbing, crafts, swimming, snacks and fun! Most weeks include a field trip to one of the many great tourist spots in Central Oregon. Mon-Fri., 9-3pm with extended care available from 7:45-6pm for an additional fee. Costs: $50/day. Themes are: Junior Tennis Camps June 13-17th; July 25-29th; August 22-26 Sports of all Sorts Camp June 20-24 Rock On! Climbing Camp* June 27-July 1 ACB Track Camp July 5-8 Pirates of the Des Chutes* July 11-15 Awbrey Glen Four Day Golf Camp July 12-15 Cascade Bike Camp* July 18-22 Wild & Wacky Week August 1-5 Mystery Camp August 8-12 Survivor Camp and Campout* August 15-19 See athleticclubofbend. com for registration info. or call 541-385-3062. Reservations are required. See ad on page 20.

Bend Endurance Academy Nordic Summer Training/Camps

Provides Nordic summer training teams and camp opportunities for ages 14 – 23. Programs include strength and agility training, skate and classic rollerskiing, hiking, running, and exploring our backyard- the Deschutes National Forest. Offers a mix of morning and afternoon practices & two enrollment options. Training is offered T-Sat. from June 1-Aug. 16. June 22-26 Location TBD; July 20-24, Trout Lake, WA; August 17-21, Northern California. w w w. B e n d E n d u r a n c e A c a d e m y. o r g

Bend Parks and Rec.

Check website for dates and themes of camps. (541)389-7275., See ad on page 22. Soccer: Ages: 5-8 and 6-12. 9-Noon, 1-4pm or 9-3pm at Skyview Middle School, Pine Nursery Sports Complex or Skyline sports Complex. Your young athlete will gain the technical skills and sport knowledge required for that next step into soccer. $99/$134 for younger kids, $138/$186 for older kids. Tiny-Hawk Soccer: Ages: 3-4. 1-1:45pm at Skyline Sports Complex. The essentials of soccer are introduced in a fun, safe environment with lots of encouragement. Must be potty-trained. $29/$39 Basketball: Ages 5-8. 9am-Noon at Skyview Middle School. Designed for the beginning to intermediate player. Focus is on the whole player, teaching respect, teamwork and responsibility. An active week of passing, shooting, dribbling, and rebounding makes this one of our most popular programs. $99/$134 Flag Football: Ages 7-12. 9am-3pm at either Pine Nursery Sports Complex or Skyline Sports Complex. Campers learn skills on both sides of the football including the core components of passing, catching and defense- all presented in a fun and positive environment. $138/$186 Volleyball: Ages 7-12. 9am-3pm at Pilot Butte Middle School. Designed for the beginning and intermediate player. Our staff will assist campers in developing fundamental skills through gamespeed drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. $138/$186 Mini-Hawk (Soccer, Baseball & Basketball): Ages 4-7. 9am-Noon at Cascade Middle School, 10am-1pm at Skyview Middle School or 8:30am-11:30 at Cascade Middle School. Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. $99/$134. Truckstop Skatepark Camp: Ages 7-15. M-Th, 9-11:30am. Week to improve your skateboarding skills with a open skate jam at the end of the week to show family and friends your newly learned skills. Geared toward beginner/intermediate skater. Helmets and skateboards required. $130/$176.

Crook County Kids Club

Open from 7am–6:30pm. Ages 6-16. We will be taking field trips to the High Desert Museum, hiking, fishing, we offer free summer tutoring, gardening, nutrition and cooking, community service learning projects, arts and crafts, etc. Sports Camp: July 18-22. Everyone’s an MVP this week! Basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, badminton, volleyball, running, hiking, and more! Program Fees: $150/mo per child, $15/day, or $8/half day (4 hours or less). Includes Field Trips but not Sun Mt. Fun Centers games or $2 swimming fee. Call 541-447-7661 or go to to learn more. 695 NW Third Street: Basement of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

Hot Shot Basketball

Basketball Clinic & Day Camp for ages K-12. At Summit High School, 2855 NW Clearwater Dr. HSBCAMPS offers four-day sessions geared towards teaching and developing basketball fundamentals for boys and girls in elementary, middle, and high school. Players participate in 15+ hours of one-on-one instruction with collegiate and professional coaches and players. Daily sessions include station and group drills, individual contests, team competitions, and guest lectures. Contact information:,, (208)720-1904


Redmond Gymnastics Academy 541-923-3513

1789 SW Veterans Way Unit B1 / Redmond (behind Walgreens)

For more information call 541-548-7275 or Youth Basketball Camp: Ages 7-14. Learn skills, drills and games. July 18th-22nd. Youth Multi Sports Camp: Ages 7-14. Kids will learn the basic fundamentals of basketball, baseball, volleyball and soccer. August 8-12th. Tykes Multi Sports Camp: Ages 4-7. Kids will learn the basic fundamentals of basketball, baseball and soccer. We will have 2 sessions, July 18-22nd and August 8-12th. Flag Football Camp: Ages 7-14. Learn the fundamentals of football. Learn to dodge, dart and escape those flag pullers in the defense. Both boys and girls encouraged to attend. Bring a water bottle to camp daily. July 25-29th. British Sports Camp: With coaches from Great Britain. We will be playing traditional English games with a slight variation such as Tag Rugby (similar to flag football). Rounder’s (British version of softball), British bulldog, five sided football, kick ball, Hood Run and so much more. For both girls and boys ages 6-12. June 27th-July 1st. Registration deadline is June 13th. (Cont. on page 19)

Central Oregon Family News May 2011 Page 19 Volleyball Camp: Grades 3rd-8th. Your child will be taught the proper techniques used to bump, set, spike and serve in a fun environment. Both boys and girls welcome. We will have 2 sessions, June 20th-23rd and August 6th-27th. UK International Soccer Camp: Ages 4-14. Coaches from the United Kingdom will instill a philosophy of safety and fun to provide an environment in which children can learn. The various programs offer games to build confidence, technical development and challenging game-related situations to enhance the knowledge depending on the age level. July 18th-22nd. Youth Tennis Clinics: Ages 4-17. Early registration is recommended. Our teaching professional, Jim Ferguson has more than 20 years teaching experience and has been a USPTA professional since 2002. We will have 4 sessions beginning June 27th.

Redmond Gymnastics Academy

Sisters Parks and Recreation

Lacrosse Summer Camp: July 11-17th.

Smith Rock Climbing

Do you live, eat and breathe climbing? Would you rather climb than just about anything else in the world? Do you sometimes just want to forget about everything else and do nothing but climb for the rest of your life? Then THIS IS THE CAMP FOR YOU!! The camp dates for summer 2011 are: June 22-July 2nd; July 16- July 26th; You can attend one or both sessions. Ages 11-17. Most popular program since 1994. We climb, boulder, camp, walk the slack line, do yoga, the Tyrolean Traverse on the Monkey Face formation, swim and ride a zip line at the amazing Steelhead Falls, and then we climb and climb some more. It’s all about helping you to improve your climbing skills while having fun at the same time. Cost: $1,750 for either session. Includes all camping fees and camping equipment, guiding fees and climbing equipment, yoga fees, transportation, and food. 14 kids per camp, so they fill up fast. By keeping the number of campers small, we can give the kids our complete personal attention to be sure they are as safe as possible and that they get to climb as much as they possibly can. Our guide to climber ratio is 1:3 and sometimes it’s 1:2. Sign up soon and get ready for the best summer of your life!

Tetra Brazil Summer Soccer

July 11-15th. At Big Sky Park in Bend. Ages 6-10, 9am-Noon, coed. Ages 11-15, 1-4pm, coed. Cost: $155. All campers receive a ball and t-shirt. Register online at

Timberline Mountain Guide Kids Central has teamed up with Timberline Mountain Guides to offer a variety of mountain adventures to the Middle Sister and Smith Rock State Park . Timberline Mountain Guides are Oregon’s most experienced climbing school and guide service and are accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association. Basic and Intermediate Rock Climbing Courses offered throughout the summer. Cost: $125 per climber. Alpine Rock Program offered throughout the summer. 2 day options. Cost $400 per climber for 2 or more climbers. Family Rock: Rock climbing as a family can be a very rewarding experience. This one day trip is a great way to spend the day together, increase self confidence, and give your kids a lasting memory of a great experience. We specifically tailor this climbing day to meet all of the members of your family. Offered: Dates arranged on request. Cost: $125/day (3 climbers), $100/day (4 climbers), $85/day (5 or more climbers).

We are born with an innate sense of rightness. We don’t worry about how many times we fall down before we learn to walk, we don’t criticize ourselves because we didn’t talk by the time we were 11 months old and we don’t worry about how our diapers look. We are born knowing that we are worthy of being loved and accepted. However, many circumstances can alter our self-worth: an insensitive parent, a bully at school, a community that only accepts a certain race or religion. The reasons for low self-esteem are as varied as there are people but the bottom line is that low self-esteem can remain long after the bully is gone. It can lead to anger, anxiety, depression and the inability to bond with others. The good news is that self-esteem can be strengthened. Good self-esteem comes down to self-acceptance – self-acceptance of both your good qualities and areas that are still under construction. The following steps can help: *Become aware of when you say negative things about yourself either out loud or silently. When this happens, learn to interrupt the negative talk and replace it with a positive statement about yourself. Focus on all the good things you do already. Realize that mistakes are how we learn and even if you need improvement in certain areas – we all do – that means you are a continuing to grow. *Write a list of all the things you are good at. Make sure to include things outside of the school/work arena. Drawing, dancing and comforting others are all fabulous qualities. Acknowledge that you have skills to offer. *Give yourself compliments every day. Be specific like “I did not complain about going to school this morning” or “I had all my homework in my notebook.” Look for improvement not perfection. *Accept the things you cannot change. You cannot change the color of your eyes. Accept that those are what make you individual and unique. Self esteem is a persons’ overall evaluation of one’s own worth. When your self-concept has been damaged, when you have been told that you don’t think right, act right or feel right, you are prone to struggle in life. However, you carry the cure in your own heart. Good self-esteem requires the daily practice of self-acceptance. Boosting Counseling Services for your self-esteem comes down to an • Anger, Anxiety, Depression ongoing commitment to yourself. It • Self Esteem, Trauma comes down to acknowledging your strengths, accepting your limitations Individual, Child & Family and being loving and kind to yourself Counseling Available no matter what. Robin Spring is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works at Counseling Services of Bend, LLC. She provides individual, child and family counseling. She can be contacted at (541)-389-7960.

Acrovision Sports Center

Yakatak Kids Kayak Camp

A great opportunity for kids ages 8–16 to learn whitewater kayaking skills while exploring the beautiful waterways of Central Oregon. Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe is offering two four-day camps this summer that will progress through the basics of kayaking. Paddlers have their choice of attending the July 12–15 session or the August 9–12 session and the cost is $225 for all four days including gear and transportation. The camp runs from 9am–4pm each day (except Thursday 8am–6pm) and kids bring their own lunch and return home at night. All kayaking equipment is included and the camp meets at Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe each morning. For more information contact Geoff Frank, owner, Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe at 541.317.9407 or geoff@tumalocreek. com.

(541) 388-5555

Camp Cascades 2011 Summer Camp Guide

Offering 3 day a week 1/2 day camps. We will run them in our July 5th thru August 25th, an 8 week summer session. Each 9-12 day camp will include gym time, craft time and lunch at the Outside in family bistro. See ad on page 18.

Strengthening Self-Esteem

By Robin Spring, Licensed Professional Counselor

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Spirit Warrior Teen Circles: A New Mentorship Program For Teenage Boys in Central Oregon


by David Santangelo

Camp Cascades 2011 Summer Camp Guide

ucius Wheeler and I began our journey working with teens on a wind swept beach in Yachats, Oregon. I had recently begun mentoring a couple of teenagers and found myself struck, moved, awe-inspired by the work. Simply put, these guys were amazing and giving me a whole new outlook on adolescence. “Lucius,” I said, as we stood in an ice cold stream beneath the last rays of early fall sun, “I think we should start a mentorship program for teenage boys, take them out to beautiful places like this and just be real and have fun.” Lucius smiled big and raised his arms up to the sky. “Buddy,” he said, “I’ve been thinking exactly the same thing.” Spirit Warrior Teen Circles offers mentorship and guidance for boys age 13 to 19 with a curriculum that emphasizes authenticity, spiritual growth, and connection to the natural world. Our full-day immersions and weekend adventures take teens out to beautiful and unique places in the natural environment, where group and individual experiences give participants the skills and the space to hear the call of their own true selves. In indigenous societies young men were always supported through the initiatory process by elders outside of their immediate family, and this is the need that Spirit Warrior Teen Circles seeks to fulfill in our community- soul and nature-based mentorship that encourages the growth of each young man as a unique, wise and capable being. As most parents would acknowledge their teens already are this: wise, capable, full of limitless potential and knowing beyond their years. They simply need a forum, a space to be heard and listened to, the permission to be real. This is the role of the mentor, to offer such a space, one in which the teenager is not necessarily told what to do as much as asked to rely on his own intuitive ability to navigate a given situation, thereby teaching him the most important set of skills he will ever use- the skills necessary to navigate his life. The Spirit warrior curriculum focuses on four cornerstones: •

Connection to the Natural World means taking teens directly into the heart of nature. As we explore unique and beautiful natural places and use the Earth as our classroom, teens have abundant opportunities to heal and restore their connection to the natural world.

Gathering & Supporting One Another means we are all connected, and we know that strong communities make strong individuals. Learning to speak, share, and open ourselves within the safe container of a loving community is a powerful experience with benefits that last a lifetime.

Read more about us and view our Calendar of Events at

•Private or Semi-Private •Learn to Swim Program •Designed for All Ages •Specializes in Infant •Toddler Swim lessons

Child-Paced Programs

Authenticity means connecting to and acting from your own unique truth in any situation. Through our individual and group exercises, Spirit Warrior journals and group discussions we encourage teens to develop their authentic voice, gifts, purpose, and perspective. Listening includes learning to hear the world, each other, and our quieter inner voices of guidance and intuition. Listening is an essential tool for making choices that are authentic and true.

“Mermaid Jody” SPORTS NANNY


Art Station

and creations with scales, spots or stripes! $89. Aug 15-18, 1-4pm. Clayzilla- Ages 6-8. Make creepy clay projects and decorate them with a monster theme, plus sculpt your own monster pal and create a magical place for it to live. It’s all about learning 3-D art skills while having fun! $89. Aug 22-25, 9am-12. Abstract Expressions- Ages 6-8. Explore the world of abstract expressionism as you learn about artists throughout history in this class devoted to ways in which we can express ourselves visually. $89. Aug 22-25, 1-4pm. Deep Sea Clay- Learn basic clay skills, designing and creating 3-D sculptures and habitats plus hand-build functional ceramic pieces such as cups and bowls. $89. Ages 6-8: Aug 29-Sept. 1, 1-4pm. Ages 8-12: Aug. 29Sept. 1, 9am-12. “Fun”ctional Clay- Ages 8-12. You will make a place setting all in clay using beautiful, bold colors and designs. You’ll learn various techniques like coil, slab, and extrusion to make a plate, bowl and cup. $89. June 20-23, 9am-12. Cosmic Clay- Ages 8-12. Sculpt, glaze and fire your own out-of-thisworld creations from your galactic adventure! $89. June 27-30, 1pm-4. Clay Around the World- Ages 8-12. The world is your inspiration as you explore many styles and techniques to create your own sculptures, dishes, masks, and more. $89. July 5-8, 9am-12. Weaver’s Workshop- Ages 8-12. Create your own woven artwork while you build weaving vocabulary and find enjoyment in the fiber arts. $89. July 5-8, 1pm-4. Experimental Drawing- Ages 8-12. Experience drawing using a variety of new tools and techniques. Go beyond the traditional pencil on paper as you learn to transform drawings to paintings and more! $89. July 1114, 9am-12. Backyard Clay- Ages 8-12. Let nature inspire you while you use clay techniques to create backyard art. $89. July 18-21, 9am-12. Make it Pop!- Ages 8-12. Students will study various artists and their work to inspire their own eye-popping art! $89. July 18-21, 1pm-4. The Art of The Comic Book- Ages 8-12. Discover the various stages of comic book creation. With lessons on figure drawing, perspective, inking, and storytelling, students will create their own comic book character and incorporate that character in a sequential narrative in collaboration with other students in the class. $89. Sess: 1, Jul 25-28, 9am-12. Sess: 2, Aug 29- Sep 1, 1pm-4. Wondrous Watercolors- Ages 8-12. Using a variety of art forms, you can experiment with color-mixing, shadow, and shape. $89. Aug 1-4, 1pm-4. Painting Studio- Ages 8-12. Students will learn about color-mixing, idea development, and composition while creating paintings using various types of paints and subjects. $89. Aug 8-11, 9am-12. Clay Town- Ages 8-12. You’re the planner and engineer when you step into the clay studio and learn all the ins-and-outs of building with clay. Use a variety of hand-building techniques to create your own town. $89. (Cont. on page 22) Aug 8-11, 1pm-4.

Piano and Keyboard Lessons Teacher holds Music Degree and over 20 years performing and teaching experience. Instruction in:

classical •pop •boogie •easy-listening •jazz•ragtime and •improvisation Lessons for beginners through advanced, children through adults. •


Call now for class schedules • Jeri Richards

Camp Cascades 2011 Summer Camp Guide

Located at 313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. Call 541-617-1317 or visit (register online or phone). Art Start- Ages 2-4. Experience the extraordinary world of art as you and your child paint, work in clay, create collage masterpieces and more! A caregiver must accompany each child. No child under two allowed during class. $45. Sess: 1, Jun 20-23, 9-9:45am Sess: 2, Jul 18-21, 9-9:45am Sess: 3, Aug 29-Sept. 1, 9-9:45am Clay Start- Ages 2-4. Experience the tactile world of art as you and your child work in clay. $45. T-F, July 5-8, 10am-10:45. Art and MoreAges 4-6. Books will be read out loud and linked to each a r t project for skill development in both visual and literary arts. Your child will explore paint, clay, drawing and collage and learn important social skills. $70. Sess: 1, Jun 20-23, 10am-12 Sess: 2, Jul 18-21, 10am-12 Sess: 3, Aug 29-Sept. 1, 10am-12 Incredible ClayAges 4-6. Your child will increase fine motor skills by constructing and glazing a variety of clay projects from start to finish. $70. Sess: 1, Jul 27-30, 10am-12 Sess: 2, Aug 8-11, 10am-12 All About Me- Ages 6-8. Think and explore in clay as you build a sculpture of yourself, make a mask of your face, create picture frames and more. $89. June 20-23, 1-4pm. Large Colorful Paintings- You will enjoy the experience of painting by using a variety of colors and creating interesting art forms and designs. Learn art elements of color and shape and use these elements to create a fun colorful painting. $89. Ages 6-8: Jul 27-30, 1-4pm. Ages 8-12: June 27-30, 9am-12. Clay Safari- Ages 6-8. Jungle animals, exotic birds, enormous leaves and vibrant flowers abound! Artistic fun and art adventures galore as you learn about clay and glazes. $89. Jul 5-8, 1-4pm. Clay Expedition- Explore “Clay Territory” with imagination and creativity; discover coil and slab work; build imaginative machines, crazy creatures, or sensational sculptures while investigating the wonder of clay. $89. Ages 6-8: Jul 11-14, 9am-12. Ages 8-12: July 11-14, 1-4pm. Puppet Parade- Ages 6-8. Put stories into action by creating characters from fairytales, favorite books, and your imagination! Using styrofoam, paper maché, fabric, and more, we will work with a master puppeteer to build puppets that you can use in your very own show! $89. Jul 11-14, 1-4pm. Clay Garden- Ages 6-8. Inspired by summer, you’ll make a variety of pots to grow your garden and items to greet the creatures who visit. You’ll also make fanciful and artistic flowers, fruits and vegetables. $89. Jul 18-21, 1-4pm. Fairytale Clay- Ages 6-8. Invent your own fantastical fairyland full of wonder and mystery. Imagine an enchanted kingdom and characters – all out of clay. $89. Jul 25-28, 9am-12. Birds of a Feather- Ages 6-8. Using watercolors, fabric painting, paper maché, feathers, and more, we will use birds as our inspiration and see our creativity take flight! Jul 25-28, 1-4pm. Observational Drawing- Ages 6-8. In this class we will learn to LOOK at an object and focus on exploring the world of observation. We will touch on key terms and techniques, and will use unique and creative tools to observe what we see. $89. Aug. 1-4, 9am-12. Capt’n Clay- X marks the spot to clay treasures as you create a ceramic chest for your booty, shape and glaze a mighty ship for your crew, and set sail to high adventure, $89. Ages 6-8: Aug. 1-4, 1-4pm. Ages 8-12: Aug. 1-4, 9am-12. Painting Studio- Ages 6-8. Students will learn color-mixing, idea development, and composition while creating paintings using various types of paints, techniques, and subjects. $89. Aug. 8-11, 1-4pm. Crazy Colorful Carle- Ages 6-8. This is a class for the artist who loves to paint! Students will learn color-mixing, idea development, and composition while creating paintings using various types of paints, techniques, and subjects. $89. Aug. 15-18, 9am-12. PAWttery- Ages 6-8. Work in clay with your favorite animals in mind. Make a mug that looks like a furry friend, fun bowls with legs and tails,

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Camp Cascades 2011 Summer Camp Guide

ART STATION CAMPS CONTINUED Animal Kingdom- Ages 8-12. You will build skills in hand-sculpting to create forms to construct animals and their habitats. Learn basic 3-D concepts such as balance and shape, as well as important methods of construction. $89. Aug 15-18, 9am-12. Puppet Theater- Ages 8-12. You will design, paint and decorate your puppets in your own unique way, and then we’ll have an improvised puppet play at the end! $89. Aug 15-18, 1pm-4. Printing the Planet- Ages 8-12. Experiment with a variety of printing techniques and discover ways to gain inspiration from Earth’s own natural designs. $89. Aug 22-25, 9am-12. Drawing- Ages 13-17. With pencils, pastels, charcoal, and blending tools, explore basic drawing techniques. Bring a 9x12” sketchbook. $89. Jul 15-Aug 5, 1pm-4. Wheel Works- Ages 13-17. Learn to throw various shapes, trim your pots, and glaze. Class size is limited to seven so each student can work on the wheel the entire time. $108. Sess1: Jul 25-28, 1pm-4. Sess2: Aug 22-25, 1pm-4. Painting in Watercolor- Ages 13-17. Develop drawing and brushstroke skills, expand your color and design vocabulary, and discover the value of light and shadow as you learn the basics of painting in watercolor. Aug 12-Sep 2, 1pm-4.

Sleepover Versus Day Camps By Sara Dimerman

Growing up in South Africa, sleepover camps weren’t nearly as popular. Or maybe it was just me who didn’t care to know much about them. I hated the idea of not having a washroom in my cabin and having to make my way to one with only a flashlight to guide me. And I didn’t want to sit around camp fires listening to ghost stories that I feared would keep me awake at night. My husband, on the other hand, looked forward to the entire sleeping away from home experience. He loved the independence, the camp outs, the sharing a cabin with 11 other boys his age, the trekking through the wild wooded area and portaging to the river. I think he especially loved the friendships he made and all the activities such as windsurfing and archery that he might never have been Camp Courage July 18th - 21st, 9am-3pm at Hollinshead Barn in Bend. Ages 5-14. Camp exposed to closer to home. So, after our older daughter was Courage is a four day, no cost, art camp providing a safe and healing grown up enough to choose between environment where children are encouraged to express their feelings of day camp and sleepover camp, I had to loss and grief with other’s their age, while creating a lasting piece of think really carefully about how I was art that will honor and celebrate their loved one. A community service going to help her make her decision. project from Partners In Care. Contact Partners In Care 541-382-5882 I ultimately encouraged my husband for registration. to play a larger role in sharing his positive experiences with her. We also Pottery Lounge requested that certain overnight camps All Classes at 117 NW Oregon. See ad on send us their promotional DVDs so page 20. that she could see all that they had to Fingerprint Fun: Ages 3-5. T, 10-11am. This class teaches you how to offer. Since she already had a good paint things with your fingerprints. ID $15, OD $20. taste of spending days away from us Fabulous Mosaic Creations: Ages 7-11. T/Th, 4-5:30pm. Learn about at summer day camps, she was then able to compare the two. Being more mosaic techniques and materials. ID $25, OD $34. Hand Print Treasures: Ages 2-4. Th, 10-11am. Put your handprint on a reticent and less adventurous in nature, she ultimately chose to stick closer to plate and create a memory to have for a lifetime. ID $15, OD $20. home. Over the years, she enjoyed her experience at a couple of wonderful day camps. She loved the spirit and camaraderie on the bus to camp. The campers and counsellors named their buses, decorated their interiors and sang songs to and from camp. Far enough from home and surrounded by nature, she felt as if she was experiencing the great outdoors. She loved swimming – both instructional and recreational – twice a day and especially loved the giant waterslide. She loved the farm animals, the arts and crafts, the drama and dancing classes and participating in all the sports activities. At the end of the day she arrived home, exhausted but looking forward to returning the following day. Ultimately, she became a counsellor at a day camp and continued to enjoy that experience. My younger daughter is more

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like her dad. She is an explorer and a lover of nature. She is less bothered by creepy crawlies and adapts easily to new situations. Now that the time has come to think about going to sleepover camp, as many of her friends are, she is fully contemplating it. Here are some things to consider when choosing between day and sleepover camp: 1. Know your child. Every child is different and while it’s true that some children need to be encouraged to take on challenges and overcome fears, others can be quite traumatized if they are forced into an experience that they are not ready for. 2. Slow and steady. I’m not a big fan of sending very young (6 or 7 year olds) to sleepover camp. I think that young children are better suited to enjoying activities days closer to home. For a first time experience, children may do better with shorter periods away from home (up to 10 days) rather than going away for a month as a first time experience. 3. If you remove the sleeping away from home component, many day camps offer as enriched an activities experience as do overnight camps. Its best to try to find a camp that offers activities that meet your child’s interests rather than sending your child to the most popular camp or the one closest to home. 4. Engage your child in the decision between day or sleepover camp. Even though children do not have the life experience to make this kind of decision alone, let them have their say. If possible, visit camp sites ahead of making your decision so that you can all take a look around and meet the counsellors and staff. 5. Its best, when possible, to have your child attend camp – especially for the first time – with a friend or family member. Chances are that he or she will branch out very quickly but most children say that it’s comforting to have a familiar face close by.

Sara Dimerman, Dip.C.S., C.Psych.Assoc., is registered with a College of Psychologists and provides counselling to individuals, couples and families. A parent herself, she is the author of two parenting books, ‘Am I A Normal Parent?’ and ‘Character Is the Key.’ Find out more at

Fall Enrollment Now in Progress Outdoor camps, art, crafts, sports, swimming and everything else to fill your summer with memories to last a lifetime.

348 N. 7th Street • Redmond, Oregon • 541-548-1656 School Registrar: Tia Dougall 541-788-4582

“Good Beginnings Never End”

Bend Parks and Rec.

Check website for dates and themes of camps. Contact:, (541)389-7275. Family Camp: Ages 5 and up. Fri, 6:30pm-Sat., 9:30am. New to camping? We’ll make it easy to get your family out for a simple night of camping. Dinner and Breakfast included. Shevlin Park ID $10, OD $14. Cougar Camp: Grades 3-6th. One of Bend’s favorite summer camps located in Shevlin Park. The outdoor setting, cmap crafts, swimming, skits and games. This summer will keep your kids in love with the great outdoors! Kids stay on one overnight in teepees. ID $147, OD $199.

conservation, reforestation, and recreation projects, and learn valuable lessons of teamwork and responsibility. Crews camp in the field for several weeks, traveling from project to project. Youth gain a sense of pride that comes with hard work and a job well done. Through education, youth learn to respect and protect the environment in which they live. Northwest Youth Corps offers Backcountry Leadership and Leadership Development programs for returning corpsmembers desiring new challenges. Crewmembers are encouraged to discover and master different leadership techniques while developing a leadership style that is effective for them.

Bend Science Station

RAD Camps

Big Lake Youth

Family Camps I and II. Aug. 17-21st and Sept. 1-5th. Join us for 4 nights and 5 days of outdoor fun. Reside with your family in our rustic A-frame cabins, play in the water or on land, compete in canoe races, horseshoe, or basketball shoot-outs. Sail across our pristine, clear lake, use our latest water-ski/wakeboard equipment, hike down the Pacific Crest Trail, Mt. bike, and horseback ride – we’ve got it all! You and your family can participate in activities together, or we offer free child care for kids ages 3-6. And to top off the day, join us for an evening program of singing, awards, and plays.The cost of Family Camp is all inclusive – meals, activities, and accommodations are all included. $150 – Adults 13+; $90 – ages 6-12; $60 – ages 2-5; Free – under 2.

Campfire USA

A five day adventure camp designed to test youth skills, leadership and desire for adventure. All activities will be supervised by trained professionals. Cost is $225/per person. Limit 12, so please register early. Dates: TBA. DAY ONE: Paulina Plunge DAY TWO: Canoeing, Kayaking & Hiking with an emphasis on water safety and wilderness skills. DAY THREE: Class III Whitewater Rafting Trip on the McKenzie River, Camping at Paradise Campground, Outdoor Cooking DAY FOUR: All day moderate hike in the Cascades, Swimming at Belknap hot spring pools, Camping DAY FIVE: Cave Exploring, Pack up camp, Home We will be emphasizing all week on the importance of Environmental Stewardship.

Camp Tamarack Located on Dark Lake in the Deschutes National Forest of Central Oregon. We offer all-girl and all-boy programs for youth ages 7-16. Our programs include horseback riding and instruction, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, creative arts, sports, rock climbing, challenge course, whitewater rafting, and more. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun-filled experiential education based atmosphere, which develops self-reliance, communication skills and a greater appreciation for one’s relationship with the environment. For more info. contact us at: PO Box 97 Sisters, OR 97759. 541-595-1006 ext 2, or Camp Sunrise

Three Day, Two night camp for bereaved youth to work with counselors, create art and music. There is one counselor for every two campers. Ages 7-14, June 17-19th at Suttle Lake. Free. For more info. contact Hospice of Redmond-Sisters, 548-7483 or

Description: Big Lake’s RAD (radical) camps are specifically designed for 13 - 17 year olds. These teen oriented camps allow kids to focus on a specific activity, maximizing their time to improve skills and develop deeper bonds. Some RAD camps take place on-site with campers staying in a Big Lake Youth Camp cabin at night, while others take place off-site and campers get the added bonus of a fully supervised camping experience. Many RAD camps do require that campers have a good level of fitness and will require a strong interest and commitment to the chosen activity. If campers are only interested in “exploring” an activity, signing up for the corresponding REG camp activity may be advisable. RAD Camps: $450; White Water Rafting: $499; Mt. Leadership Cascade Climbing: $625; Mt. Leadership Father/Son Rite of Passage: $375.

Salem YMCA

Campers participate in skill groups for specific activities, have some free choice time, cabin group activities, campfire, sing-a-longs and short hikes. Camps for grades 1 all they way up to 12. Plus Family Camps. Various dates and prices to choose from. Check the website. At Silver Falls State Park. Cost $325. Contact: 503-581-9622 or

Spanish Immersion

For students interested in yoga classes, surfing, sailing, snorkeling, jungle hiking, Spanish lessons and more. The camps are 10 days long and are for students ages 7-17. The cost is $1700 which includes room and board. Sessions begin June 19th, June 28th and July 7th. The June 19th camp is wait-list only. Camps are based at a villa in Sayulita, Mexico. Contact:


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Coyote Trails

Curriculum that exposes youth, teens, adults and families to the benefits of wilderness through tracking, awareness, story telling, primitive skills, nature study, music and art. Our programs range in length from one day mentoring to our weekly summer classes. We provide classes for parents or grandparents to attend with their children. Scholarships available!! Classes held in Ashland and open to ages 7-70+. Prices range from $125/wkend-$2250/wk. All healthy organic meals included. Fox Trail July 5-8; Little Fox, July 5-8; Fox Trail Adventure, July 10-16; Deer Trail Tracking and Awareness, July 24-30; Owl Trail: Philosophy of Nature, Aug. 2-6; Coyote Trail: Advanced Skills, Aug. 9-15th. Contact: Joe Kreuzman 617-0439 or

Northwest Youth Corps (NYC)

Programs that combine education, job skill training with outdoor adventure for ages 14 to 19. Under staff supervision, youth crew members work on

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Adventure Camps- These multi-day camps have been designed for students who have completed 5th grade or above. Some of these programs include overnight excursions. Prices vary. For more details visit us online at or call us at (541) 330-0433.

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Math Tutoring Camp

Don’t Let 3 Months Of Summer Erase 9 Months Of Math…Become a Mathlete! A+ Math Tutoring Now Offering in Bend 1 hour a week Summer Math Classes. It’s FUN, hands-on, and educational - Strengthen your math skills - Get ahead for the next school year - Catch up on missed or weak topics Fractions From The Beginning: We’ll start by making fraction manipulatives and continue to develop an understanding of fractions through addition and subtraction. Perimeter, Area, and Volume: We’ll use hands-on activities to discover our own methods of finding are and volume. We’ll explore 3-D shapes and the differences among area, surface area, and volume. Back to Basics: We’ll gain a thorough understanding of multiplying and dividing, as well as different ways them with large numbers. By the end you’ll feel more confident with times tables. Fractions and Beyond: We’ll begin with multiplying and dividing fractions, then relate them to decimals and percents, and learn how to use decimals. Beginning Algebra: We’ll start with a review of negative and positive numbers then conquer algebraic equations using manipulatives as much possible. Bend Science Station as 8 weeks long (July-August), $100 per student. One-on-one private Elementary Science Days- These full day camps meet from 10am to tutoring available if desired. Oregon Licensed Teacher with Master in 3pm and have been designed for students who have completed 1st or Education and over 10 years experience. Jen Rule of A+ Math Tutoring. 2nd grade. $65 each camp. 541-788-9222;; Junior Scientist Camps- These multi-day camps meet from 9:30am to 3:30pm and have been designed for students who have completed 3rd, R.A.D. (Recreation, Adventure, Development) 4th or 5th grade. $250 each camp. An outdoor recreation/education program designed to give kids, ages Youth Scientist Camps- These multi-day camps meet from 9:30am to 8-17, the opportunity to safely explore exciting places while learning about 3:30pm and have been designed for students who have their natural surroundings. Our interpretive guided adventures completed 5th grade or above. $250 each camp. are meant to expand kids’ knowledge and interest in all the The Bend Science Station is an inquiry natural wonders Oregon has to offer while promoting a based science facility that is dedicated to healthy, fun lifestyle. RAD Camps accommodates empowering local citizens to improve their up to 10 kids per day and operates on a first come community through scientific education first serve basis so reserve your spot today! Please and research.  We provide students and be sure to print and sign the liability releases (from teachers with the tools and technology the website) and bring them with you to your first needed to formulate and investigate RAD Camp. Trips include food, transportation, and their own scientific questions.  Our a lot of fun! If you have any questions, please e-mail facility is conveniently located on the south side of Awbrey Butte in the Chandler Building at 1027 NW Trenton Avenue.  Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory For more details visit us online at KIDS’ CLASSES- Learn, explore and have fun at the or call us at (541) 330-0433. same time! Enjoy a wide variety of classes from bees to Owl Puke. COCC Computer Camps C l a s s e s are June 20th-Sept. 4th, from 10am-Noon. Classes by age COCC has some of the best educational youth camps around. Contact: group Community Learning at 383-7270 or 4 to 6 = Young Explorers (on T/F/Sat) $15 See ad on page 11. 7 to 10 = Junior Explorers (on T/F/Sats.) $15 Computer 3D Modeling and Animation Camp: 6-8th grade. 9am-12, Age 8 & up = Rocketeers (on Wed and Fri.) $20 July 25-28th. $129 Call 541.593.4394 for reservations. 57245 River Road off of Circle 3 in Design a Website Camp: 6-9th grade. 9am-12, June 20-23rd. $129 Sunriver, Oregon. See a complete listing of classes at our website: Digital Photography Camp: 6-9th grade. 9am-12, July 11-14th. $129 See ad on page 25. Flash Animation Camp: 6-9th grade. 1-4pm, June 20-23rd. $129 PC Technician Camp: 6-8th grade. 9-12pm, June 27-30th. $139 Sylvan Learning Video Production Camp: 6-9th grade. 9-12pm, July 18-21st. $129 Camp Sum Fun!: Grades 1-3. A fun approach for your child to improve understanding of basic addition and subtraction skills, while increasing Crook County Kids Club speed and accuracy. Min 4-Max 12 Open from 7am–6:30pm. Ages 6-16. Throughout our fun filled week we Write On!: Grades 6-8. Your child will become a more confident writer will be taking field trips to the High Desert Museum, hiking, fishing, we while exploring and learning various writing techniques. Min 4-Max 12 offer free summer tutoring, gardening, nutrition and cooking, community Math Facts: Grades 3-5. Focuses on multiplication and division. service learning projects, arts and crafts, and so much more! Fraction Action: Grades 3-5. Making Fractions fun. Mad Science/Space Camp: July 25-29. 3, 2, 1 Blast off! Amazing Read Ahead!: Grades PreK-K. An interactive hands-on approach for science experiments, creating rockets, space suits, study the stars, the your child to build early reading skills. Min 4-Max 10 skies the limit! Or is it? Hands-on learning. Solve This: Grades 6-7. Math problem strategies. Program Fees: $150 per month per child, $15 per day, or $8 per half 2150 NE Studio Rd Suite 10 in Bend. 541-389-9252 or day (4 hours or less). Includes Field Trips but not Sun Mt. Fun Centers games or $2 swimming fee. Register your child today! Call 541-447-7661 or go to to learn more. 695 TrackersBEND NW Third Street: Basement of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Your kids do things in our camps they don’t get the chance to do almost anywhere else. In our programs we might build hidden villages in the High Desert Museum woods, make fire by friction, weave baskets, fish, practice martial arts and New camps each week June 20- August 19. Ages 5–10. Choose from a grow organic gardens. Spend the entire day outside in amazing natural range of weekly day camps about nature and culture, from High Desert landscapes. Our programs take place in the forests, high desert, and animals to living off the land and documentary film making! Camps mountains of the Bend area. The woods and waters are our boundless designed and led by our educators offer discovery, learning and lifelong classrooms. We realize that nature connection is best guided with caring memories. 9am-3pm or 7:45am-5:15pm, Monday through Friday. human connection. Various camps are for ages 9-18yrs. Overnight; 541-382-4754, ext. 329. camps available. Check website for dates and prices. Check website for dates and themes of camps. Contact:, (541)389-7275. See ad on page 22. Spanish Camp: Ages 3-6. M-F, 9-1pm. Games, songs, rhymes, outside play, daily art and coloring projects. Please send sunscreen, Lunch and sturdy shoes. Language Inst., 745 NW Mt. Washington. ID $175, OD $236. Check Mate Chess Camp: Ages 6-14. M-Th, 4:30-5:30pm. Location: Skyview Middle School. Learn strategy and sharpen the mind playing Chess! Caters to the beginner through intermediate levels. Chess sets provided. ID $24, OD $32. Foriegn Language Camp: Ages 7-11. M-F, 9am-1pm. Location: Language Inst., 745 NW Mt. Washington. French, Japanese, Chinese offered. ID $175, OD $236. Mad Scientist Camp: Ages 7-10. M-F, 10-3pm. Location: Hollinshead Barn. Investigate a new science topic each day. From building rockets to nature walks. ID $135, OD $182. Electronic Lab: Ages 7-12. M-F, 12:45-3:45. Location: High Lakes Elementary. 30 different projects and experiments are built with your own electronics kit to keep. ID $160, OD $216.

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Sylvan Offers Resources To Use During Summer Months

Summer Math Tips for Kids (Sylvan)

We’re surrounded by words and numbers every day. Here are a few ideas for summer math learning which can be adapted to a family’s needs: 1. Grocery store math. Counting, estimating, and making change are good math exercises. What can we get for $10? Will you count the change for me, please? Let me know when we’ve reached fifteen items in the cart, please. 2. Menu math. What’s the most expensive meal on the menu? What’s the least expensive? We have $20 to spend – what can we get? What’s the proper tip? Kitchen math. Practice fractions by using recipes or reading cookbooks. Practice numbers by counting the cutlery needed for dinner. Measuring ingredients is a perfect math lesson. Don’t tell them, though. 3. Map math. What’s the distance from home to our destination? How long will it take us if we travel the speed limit? What’s the most direct route? What do you think is the most scenic route? Why? 4. Money math. Teach about making change. Count change in a piggy bank. How many ways can I make 45 cents? Open a savings account and watch the amount rise with deposits and interest. Talk about the advantages of saving for a big purchase or for a rainy day. 5. Reading and writing math. Read books about math and mathematicians.

Sylvan’s Senior Vice President for Education Outreach, Richard E. Bavaria, Ph.D. (Dr. Rick), is available for interviews, to write an article or sidebar story about how to continue learning in the summer months. Dr. Rick’s Bio: Dr. Rick has more than forty years of education experience, in both the public and private sectors, including classroom teaching, administration and more than a decade with Sylvan. He began his professional career with the Baltimore County, Maryland, Public Schools as a high school English teacher, where he saw first-hand the power of literature and language arts to influence and elevate students’ thoughts. Over the years, he has dealt with the issues that are important to parents, students and teachers -- instruction that makes a difference in students’ lives, assessment that measures students’ progress fairly and guides instruction, the content and skills that teachers teach and students learn and the daily issues that have an impact on families, including the role of homework, the skills students need to be successful in school and beyond and, of course, the basics -- the three R’s.

Big Lake Youth

Big Lake’s REG (regular) camps are our traditional camping programs available for Juniors and Teens (ages 10 - 17). REG campers select one skill building activity that they will focus on each morning, Monday thru Friday. Camper’s afternoons are spent rotating through many of the other great activities to get a taste of everything that Big Lake has to offer, including the mall, blob, and rocket. Evenings are full of fun group games and end with our awesome Campfire program. The REG camp daily schedule allows campers to enjoy all that Big Lake has to offer. REG Camps: $400. Contact information: 19800 Oatfield Road , Gladstone, OR 97027 or 13100 Hwy. 20, Sisters, OR, 97759. 503.850.3583 Fax: 850.3483, Email:

Camp Good News®

Boys and girls ages 7-12. Will be held at Wilderness Lakes Retreat/Round Lake Christian Camp, west of Sisters, in the Deschutes National Forest. Boys sessions is Aug. 17-20th. Girls session is Aug. 20-23rd. Financial aid is available for low-income families as donations for Camper-ships are received. Limited transportation is available from locations in Bend, LaPine, Madras and Prineville for an additional charge of $5/round-trip per child. Camp Good News® has been operating under the direction of the local chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF)® for over 30 years. CEF is a non-profit, Bible centered educational organization that also conducts Central Oregon Released-time and After-school Good News Clubs®. Screened volunteers who are committed to helping children staff the camp. 541-365-2233 or toll-free 1-877-569-2818,

The Presbytery of the Cascades

Mom and Me- Grades K-2 with mom’s, July 15-17 at Camp Magruder Family Camp- all ages, July 23-30, at Honeyman State Park. For other camp opportunities and for camp costs contact or toll free 1-866-200-5559.

Suttle Lake United Methodist

Great opportunities for fun and Christian growth in small and large groups.  Enjoy hiking among tall trees, swimming, taking a canoe or kayak ride along the lakeshore, the thrill of inner-tubing down the creek, archery, team building activities on the challenge course, or creating your own craft. Suttle Lake’s goal is to provide fun age-appropriate activites, in a safe and nurturing environment.  A variety of overnight camps are offered for campers age 7yrs-adult.  Costs and dates vary for each unique event.  For more info. call 541-595-6663 or 1-800-593-7539 ext. 43 or visit  (ACA accredited)

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Camp Cascades 2011 Summer Camp Guide

Summer is a time for slowing down, not shutting down learning. Parents can play a key role in reinforcing learning during their child’s summer break from school. Summer provides students who do well with an opportunity to keep their enthusiasm for learning high. It also provides children who have been struggling with an opportunity to catch up on key skills so they feel more confident when they head back to class. To provide kids with a balance of free discovery, play, leisure and learning, Sylvan Learning is offering a series of resources for families to use during the summer months: • math tips for summer math learning • summer reading tips to make reading fun and inspire children to develop a lifelong friendship with books • summer writing tips to help kids write this summer and be ready for school in the fall • summer vocabulary tips for kids • summer camps tips for kids and families We have included a sample of math tips below and are happy to provide other tips by request.

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Camp Silver Horse

The most fun you can have on horseback for all levels of riders from beginners to advanced ages 6 to 16. Ride one of our well-trained horses or bring your own. Trails, arena riding, games on horseback. Camp Sessions run M-F, 9am-Noon (lunch included) with extended hours options to 2pm. You can sign up for one week or go all summer long beginning June 21st. Cost is $325 per week. Earlybird discount price $275 if registered before June 1st. We are located at 63950 Tyler Road on Bend’s way west side. Camps fill up fast, so call 541-408-4080 or go to for more info.

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Rakkan Summer Horseback Riding Camps

Dream Horse Intro to Riding: Ages 6-18. If you’ve ever dreamed of riding a horse, here is your chance. W, 4:30-5:30pm or Sat., Noon-1pm. ID $180, OD $243. Horseback Riding Camp: Ages 6-18. Learn to groom, ride and play soccer on horseback. All camps are Mon.-Fri. beginning June 13th through Aug. 26th. 10am-Noon. Classes fill up fast with our small groups of 4 to 5. Boots and jeans are required. Helmets will be supplied. All classes at Rakkan Equestrian, 60920 Larsen. Check website for dates. Sign up online; or call 788-5858.

Diane’s Riding Place

Daily camp activities focus around horses including learning how to feed, lead, groom, bridle, saddle up and ride.  Horses and equipment are provided.  Campers must be at least 6 years old to participate and will need a water bottle, helmet (if available), long pants and solid shoes or boots.  Registration fee is $250.  M-F, 9-Noon. Dates to choose from: June 13–17, June 20-24, June 27–July 1, July 4–8, July 11–15, July 18–22, July 25-29, August 1–5, August 8–12, August 15–19, August 22-26, Aug. 29-Sept. 2nd. For more information or to register, contact Diane Schmidt, owner and riding instructor at 385-7933 or 65535 Cline Falls Hwy  Bend, OR  97701.

Healing Reins

Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is offering day camps for special needs individuals and their friends. All levels of riding welcome.  Located in southeast Bend on 20 acres with indoor and outdoor riding areas, classrooms, and ADA approved facilities. Trot Talk: June 24,and July 1,8, 15. Equine Facilitated Communications Workshops for kids Siblings of Special Needs Horsemanship Camp: Aug. 16-17th. 541-382-9410 ext. 10 or

Mountain View Stables

Offering sessions for beginners and riders, this equestrian program combines staff, experienced horses, and facilities to create an atmosphere campers can advance horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge, and enjoy riding with friends. Sessions are from 8:30am-1pm. Horsemanship Camp I & II: Features daily mounted riding lessons, horse care & grooming, games and activities. The camp participants will enjoy small class sizes, and one-on-one attention in a safe & friendly atmosphere. All levels welcome. A 4 day a week camp. Camp I:June 1730th, Ages 7 and up. Camp II: Aug. 8-11th. Ages 7-12. $275. Visit

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Seventh Mountain Resort Horse Camp

Includes lessons, trail ride, crafts and games, hands on horse experience, performance and certificate of accomplishement. Kids ages 7 and older. Call 541-693-9132 for resesrvations. 3 day camp is $200 from 1–3pm, Friday–Sunday 5 day camp is $295 from 2–5pm, Monday–Friday

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Summer Camps At Hancock Field Station in Fossil, Oregon Wildlife Field Study- 6th-8th grade. June 27July 1. We will be learning about the animals and plants in Central Oregon and each animal’s place in the ecosystem: its habitat, its predators, its food and its relationship to other competing species. They will conduct studies, take data, and study and discuss the importance of each organism in its ecosystem. Astronomy Camp- 9th-12th grade. August 2226. There will be time for observation, and time to master the use of our several telescopes. We will be viewing the sun’s surface through a filtered lens, studying the moon, the life cycle of a star, and delving into the physics of space-time, gravity, and distance. E x p l o r i n g HANCOCK FIELD STATION Sustainable Energy9th- Hancock Field Station is situated 12th grade. July 25-29. We will within the John Day Fossil harness solar energy through Beds National Monument. We’ll solar panels and through passive discover ecologically diverse solar engineering. We will take fossils, meet the resident birds of field trips to see where windmills prey, learn about desert wildlife, are built, where they are put into climb the rock wall, and learn the action, wave power laboratories meaning of art. We’ll stroll through and hydroelectric dams along the desert canyons as the Sun rises, Columbia River Gorge. view crystal-clear nights through a Leadership Training: Hancock- telescope, and much more. Every 9th-12th grade. July 11-22. The hike in the area offers breathtaking first week is devoted to training views, animal sightings, and a sessions of philosophies and skills glimpse into the geological past. in group management. During the Hancock’s facility is well-equipped second week, we will interact with but rustic. Campers will sleep in the younger campers to practice A-frame cabins with mattresses some skills. The participants and electricity. Both men’s and will also plan and run a LIT only women’s bathrooms have hot and weekend camping trip, and a cold running water. Outhouses are science based program for the available for water conservation. younger campers.

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Hancock Explorers- 2nd-3rd grade. Aug. 8-12. You will observe the diverse creatures from scorpions to owls, pore over the rocks in search of fossils, and pit your own survival skills against the desert. Evenings will be filled with short hikes to observe wildlife, observational astronomy, and songs by the campfire. Junior Survival- 2nd-3rd grade. July 11-15. Our week will be packed with many exciting modern outdoor survival skills and those used by ancient humans. You will learn to eat off the land, navigate with a map and compass, and making a shelter out of natural materials. There will be opportunities for tracking animal sign, learning to make fire, and practicing with early American Indian tools. Astronomy Camp- 4th-5th grade. July 25-29. We will use telescopes to get a closer look at other galaxies and nebulae, attempt to count the stars in the sky, take an imaginary voyage to the other planets of our solar system and learn our way around the summer constellations. Desert Survival- 4th-5th grade. July 11-15. The program will stress outdoor ethics, modern wilderness skills, and primitive technologies. Our week will be packed with excitement, learning to eat off the land, navigate with a map and compass, and making a shelter out of natural materials. Fossils and Geology4th-5th grade. July 18-22. From a camp centered in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, discover how minerals make u p rock, how fossils are made, how rock is eroded into canyons, and what stories are locked inside the hills. Hancock Naturalists- 4th-5th grade. Aug. 15-19. You will observe the diverse creatures from scorpions to owls, pore over the rocks in search of fossils, and pit your own survival skills against the desert. Evenings will be filled with short hikes to observe wildlife, observational astronomy, and songs by the campfire. Reptile & Amphibians- 4th-5th grade. Aug. 1-5. You will observe the diverse creatures of the semiarid desert: those that crawl, hop, slither, and creep. We’ll learn the difference between reptiles and amphibians, learn to identify the many native and non-native species living in the area, and become adept amateur herpetologists. Astronomy Camp- 6th-8th grade. Aug. 22-26. We will learn about the moon, other planets, and our very own star: the sun. We’ll enter into mind-expanding discussions about black holes and cosmology, and at night, we will stay up late using telescopes to observe the sky to get a closer look at other galaxies and nebulae. Fire Science- 6th-8th grade. June 27-July 1. We will compare urban and wild fires, both from a scientific perspective and from the perspective of the people who fight them. We will embark on different field trips around the state, meeting wildland firefighters, watchtower keepers, and structure fire fighters. Hancock Adventure- 6th-8th grade. Aug. 1-5. You will observe the diverse creatures from scorpions to owls, pore over the rocks in search of fossils, and pit your own survival skills against the desert. Evenings will be filled with short hikes to observe wildlife, observational astronomy, and songs by the campfire. Herpetology Field Study- 6th-8th grade. Aug. 1-12. On this 2-week odyssey you will learn about reptiles and amphibians in the varied ecosystems across Oregon. Study reptiles and amphibians like a real team of scientists, learning about animal husbandry, and reptilian genetics. Additionally, see some of the most secluded, unique, and seemingly uninhabitable corners of Oregon, and the creatures that do inhabit them. Paleontology Field Study- 6th-8th grade. July 18-22. Discover fossil evidence for one of the most dramatic climate events in Earth history: the change from the Eocene “hothouse” to the Oligocene “ice house.” Participants will gain an understanding of the regional geology, fossil animals, plants and soils of Central Oregon from t h e framework of climactic change, evolution a n d geologic process. Wilderness Survival- 6th-8th grade. Aug. 8-12. The program will stress outdoor ethics and modern wilderness skills while learning to eat off the land, navigate with a map and compass, and make fire and find water. Campers will get to practice building shelters on a backpacking campout in the desert.

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Not long ago people began to realize that when it came to their health, they had a better chance of avoiding disease, illness and high medical costs by taking preventative measures. Today we recognize we can improve our longterm health through better nutrition, exercise, and taking supplements that boost our immune system. As a result of this, we are living longer, healthier lives. While we may be attending to our physical health from a preventative perspective, we may neglect to apply the wisdom of prevention by planning today for the quality of life we wish to have in our senior years. Talking about aging is not a common conversation unless we are in the throes of a crisis with a parent in which we are forced to make decisions or take actions that we are unprepared to do. So many times in our life, we don’t act until we are forced to. This is a huge detriment to our relationships and our well being.

Davidson developed Wiser and Older: Education and Empowerment Series for Adult Children and Seniors, which is presented by Right at Home Central Oregon. The fourth talk in this series is Now What? An Expert Panel Presents Legal, Financial and Caregiving Scenarios and Solutions (sponsored by Rosell Financial Group, Clear One Health Plan and Pilot Butte Rehabilitation) on Monday, May 23rd, from 5-7:30pm, at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend. Tickets are $29 in advance or $39 at the door. To register go to www. or call Right at Home at 541-633-7436.

There will no doubt be times in our own and our parents’ aging years that difficult and unpleasant decisions will have to be made. But we can alleviate some of the guilt and stress associated with these times if we prepare for the “what ifs� that could come along. We can do this by starting the conversation about aging sooner rather than later. We can create a plan that outlines the decisions our senior parents wish to have made on their behalf years before we have to implement them. In doing this, our senior maintains control and we, their children, know what to do. As difficult as we think this conversation might be now, I know from experience how much more difficult it is to care-give for a senior parent when we have no plan and simply wait for the crisis to happen. We need to change our attitudes about aging and recognize that in the “plan� itself, is the cure to our stress, guilt, apprehension, and frustration. By talking with your senior parent, you will also enhance your relationship. Communication is the key. The plan is the cure. Senior champion Ali Davidson served seniors and their families for ten years as the owner of a successful in-home care agency, and wrote “It’s Between You and Me� to help senior parents and adult children create a plan together.

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May, the month in Central Oregon where we can really expect to start seeing warmer weather. We also really start firming up our Summer vacation plans. If your plans include a road trip then we have some tips for you. We are all feeling the pain of high gas prices and we can probably expect them to get to that $4.00 per gallon price before long. Here are some things regarding your vehicle that can help you maximize fuel economy. Check your tires. Make sure the air pressure is equal and set at the manufacture’s recommendation; also make sure your tread is within safe limits. Along with your tires, have your front end alignment checked. If it hasn’t been adjusted in some time it may need to be, especially after playing a not so successful game of “Dodge The Pot Holes” this past winter. These items will assure your car tracks correctly and helps you stay in balance. Keep your car’s exterior clean and waxed. Believe it or not, this will help your fuel economy. A clean, waxed car creates less resistance than a dirty one. This isn’t going to increase your fuel economy a great deal but any improvement is good. It will also just make you feel better as you drive down the road. Your engine’s coolant. If you haven’t had the coolant (antifreeze) system flushed and replaced in the past year, do so. A clean system with proper levels of coolant will help your car run cooler which conserves fuel. Same goes for your engine oil. Regular oil changes keep your engine cleaner, thereby reducing engine friction and improving fuel economy. These few car tips are not going to double your miles per gallon but they will help and any improvement we can get is a bonus.

Now let’s talk about driving tips to help your fuel economy.

Starting with the speed you drive, this is where you can make your most dramatic improvement in fuel economy. Speed limits are set by Road Engineers and are the maximum speed allowed under ideal conditions. If you follow the posted speeds instead of going 5, 10, 15mph over the limit, you will see a marked improvement. You will also be more likely to avoid having a conversation with an officer and receiving a ticket which will really increase the cost of your trip. Taking off at those green lights is not like racing at the Indy 500 and seeing the green start flag. Don’t “Jack Rabbit” off the line. Ease into you accelerator, think of a smooth and easy increase in your speed, chances are good you’ll have to stop at the next intersection anyway for a red light so why race up there only to have to stop hard and fast? Deschutes Driver Education challenges you to test these tips. Track your fuel usage/miles per gallon over the next 2 weeks using your normal driving habits. Then use these tips we have given you for two weeks and see what improvement you get. At $4.00 per gallon, isn’t even a small MPG improvement worth it? One other benefit, you will be a safer driver and less likely to be involved in a collision.Deschutes Driver Education provides classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction. Our New Driver 25 hour program includes 15 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of BTW instruction. We have our Summer class beginning Thursday June 23rd and our Late Summer class beginning Tuesday August 9th. These classes are limited to 10 students per class and the course takes approximately 5 weeks to complete.

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Be active. Have fun. Win Prizes. The Walk + Bike Challenge, a month-long competition among students at many of Central Oregon’s elementary and middle schools is under way throughout the month of May. And it is not too late to get involved. The fun and friendly competition coordinated by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) encourages kids and families to use active transportation to travel to and from school and throughout the neighborhood. “Health experts warn us that regular physical activity among students is decreasing while obesity rates and associated health risks are on the rise. The Walk + Bike Challenge gives students and families a chance to make active transportation a regular habit - whether it’s every day, once a week, or as often as possible,” said Margaux Mennesson, communications director for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. The challenge is facilitated locally by Commute Options and school coordinators who help students track their trips on a Challenge scorecard. Students challenge each other, other classrooms, or other whole schools and get points not only for walking and biking, but also skateboarding, scootering, rollerblading and all other active ways of getting to school. The Challenge allows families and volunteers to connect with each other to organize walking school buses or bike trains that leave from designated meeting points. School coordinators track the number of students biking, walking, and skating to school throughout the month. Competitors with the highest number of these active trips at the end of the month win prizes including flashing safety lights, neon reflective shoe laces, and Walk + Bike temporary tattoos and stickers. “A successful event can help show school officials how much demand exists in the community for programs like Safe Routes and Bike Safety Education, more bike parking at school, or safety improvements to the neighborhood,” said

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Commute Options promotes choices that reduce the impacts of driving alone. For more information about Commute Options, contact Jeff Monson, Executive Director of Commute Options at 541/330-2647 or visit Annissa Anderson is a freelance writer and public relations consultant in Bend.

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Individuals who love animals will love being a Foster Parent Volunteer at The Humane Society of Central Oregon! Opening your heart and home to provide temporary care for a cat, kitten, dog or puppy is a tremendously rewarding experience for both the foster parent and the foster animal. Foster Supplies Needed: Kitten Milk Replacement Neonate bottles Chicken or Turkey based soft kitten food Digital thermometers Esbilac Foster Parent Volunteers are an integral part of HSCO mission of saving animal lives. Countless numbers of kittens, puppies, cats and dogs receive a temporary home and wonderful care from our dedicated team of foster parents until they are ready to be adopted into a HORIZON PET SERVICES permanent home. Private Pet Cremation Some animals may only need a home “Peace of Mind In the Heart of Bend” for several days while others may need several months of care. Foster animals ♥ Home Pick-up available. are carefully matched with foster homes ♥ We are available 24/7 according to their needs and the foster please call. parent abilities. ♥ Serving all of Central & Fostering is a great way to bring a Eastern Oregon furry companion into your life when you ♥ Pre-needs forms available on the web site. are not quite ready to make a lifetime commitment. Fostering also allows you Call Becky Vaughan to volunteer from the comfort of your 541-318-0026 own home. You will be enriching their lives as well as yours! 1723 Lytle Street, Bend For more information contact: Deschutes County’s only privately owned & fully DEQ/EPA Michelle Scott, Foster Care Coordinator, licensed pet cremation facility. 541/382-3537.

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Puppy Parties! Last Sun. of each month. At your local Bend Pet Express Store. Bring your pups to help them socialize and have fun! Even if you don’t have a puppy, feel free to stop by and give/get some puppy love. www.bendpetexpress. com. Low Cost Shot & Microchip Clinics May 14th, 11am. All dog and cat vaccines will be $15 each and we will be doing Microchips for only $25.00. (please note, we will not have giardia vaccines or feline bordatella) please contact Bend Spay and Neuter for more info. Traildogs’ Pet Service Roger Lingo, dog trainer, will be holding FREE obedience assessment and training tips every first and third Saturdays at Laurie’s Gentle Grooming, 8392 NW HWY 97 in Terrebonne. Registration NOT required. Questions? Call 541-408-5091 or email to

Salutations My Fellow Furry Bendite Friends! I write to you this fine day from a favorite park of mine here in Bend. I hear the tall lady call this place “Pine Nursery Community Park”, but she also takes me to other parks that are just for unleashed romping. A few years ago in Bend there was only one park that folks could take their four legged partners to play. Big Sky Park way over on the east side off of Neff Road was the only choice. Seems the tall lady used to borrow my friend Libby and take her there to play before my time, but it was way out of the way for her. Then DogPAC came along and changed all that! The Tall Lady got together with Kreg Lindberg and Jane Sabin-Davis of DogPac and she had a lot of fabulous notes for me and then – OOPSIE- I ate them!! So, I had the chance to get on the computer and type a few things with my dewclaws and here is what I found out….. On DogPAC’s website,, I found that they have been instrumental in encouraging the Bend Park and Recreational District to open SIX MORE off leash areas, including Riverbend Beach where I can go for a swim any old time of the day with other water loving pups! DogPAC has also been working with the Deschutes National Forest to relax off-leash restrictions along the Deschutes River Trail and they have been brilliant in the creation of Oregon’s only groomed off leash ski trail at Wanoga Snow Park! The nice folks at DogPAC have a simple mission that I LOVE “…to promote the health and enjoyment of dogs and their guardians through the provisions of off-leash recreation opportunities in Central Oregon”. BRAVO- I clap all fours for DogPAC!! The website lists all the places that healthy, well behaved dogs with all their shots can play with other furry friends as long as all the tall people are responsible and remove, let us say, cranky dogs and pick up whatever might come out of them and dispose of it (Hey, I managed to say that nicely)! On more than one occasion I have heard my tall lady talk to Michelle Morrell who oversees Riverbend Dog Park for Bend Parks and Recreation Department. When the bag station is empty or a gate needs to be fixed she is the “Go to” girl! They chat and laugh and recently I heard the Tall Lady ask Michelle how many poop bags they go through at Riverbend? And then I heard her say “TWO HUNDRED AN FIFTY! WOWZER- that’s a lot of usage!!” Seems Riverbend is a VERY popular place! Of my other favorites, although I love all the parks, I really enjoy rolling down the grassy hill in the orchard at Hollinshead Community Park and running laps up and down in Overturf! Check out DogPAC’s website for a list of everywhere we can romp and the rules we need to follow to keep us all safe and happy! While you’re looking notice the Wilderness areas that we are invited to play! The rules change with the seasons (seems when the fair weathered folks come out we need to be leashed), but we can still romp in and out of the river ANYTIME off leash! Healthy adventures await! To ALL the tall people of See Dr. Sarah Cummings DogPAC , Bend Parks and Recreation Department Dr. Doug Evans, & Dr. Maas and the citizens throughout our beautiful land that make it possible for me to romp free and be ME with my other furry friends, well short of getting all misty- I THANK YOU! Not only am I healthier because of the work you all do, but so are my friends and all the Tall People we love!

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Toddlin Tales: For ages 18-36 mo. Stories, songs, rhymes, tickles, movement. Tues. at 10:15 and 11am and Wed. at 10:15am. Come early, space is limited. Baby Steps: Stories, songs, rhymes. For infants 0-18 months. Mondays @ 11am. Preschool Parade: Stories, songs, rhymes, and sometimes a craft for children ages 3-5. Tues. at 1:30pm and Fri. at 10:15am. Good Chair, Great Books: May 2nd, Noon-1pm. Read and discuss “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. Free and open to the public. Alan Watts, Smith Rock State Park Rock Climbing: May 2nd, 6:30pm. Local guide book author and climber, Alan Watts tells the story of Smith Rock climbing starting from its humble origins in the 1930s through the present day with a multimedia presentation of personal recollections of his influential climbing career, along with stories of routes and individuals that has made Smith Rock famous. Free and open to the public. Teen Territory:2pm. Brooks Room. Free. Ages 12-17. May 11th, Duct Tape Creations. Second Sunday: May 8th, 2-3:30pm.Writer Matt Love is the author of several books about Oregon history and coastal ecology, including “Gimme Refuge: The Education of a Caretaker”, a passionate account of his high school teaching career and his experience as a costal caretaker and awakening as an Oregonian. An open mic will follow the reading. Borderless: Migration, Globalization and Changing Communities: May 11th, 6:30pm. Elliott Young, professor and chair of the history department at Lewis & Clark College, leads a discussion about the ways in which local communities in the twentyfirst century need to think in new ways about the relationship between migration and globalization, and their effects on Oregon communities. Classic Book Club: May 24th, 6pm. The Classic Book Club will be discussing Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham. Everyone is welcome.

East Bend Library

62080 Dean Swift Road, 541-312-1046 Family Fun Story Time: Weds., 9:30am. Come join us for reading, rhyming and singing, all of which strengthen literacy skills! Ages 0-5. Pajama Party Story Time: May 12th, 6:45pm. 3-5 yrs. Features stories, finger rhymes, songs, and movement skills appropriate for children of all ages that will help them with early literacy skills. Parents or caregivers are required to attend with child and encouraged to participate in all activities.

Crook Cty. Public Library

175 NW Meadow Lakes Dr., 541-447-7978

Wee Read: A toddler lapsit for ages 0-3ys & caregivers held every Wed., 10am. Storytime: Join Tammy for stories & crafts. T/6pm;Th/11am. Ages 3-6yrs.

Lapine Public Library 16425 1st St., 541-312-1090

Family Fun Story Time: Tues, though May 31, 10:30am. Come join us for reading, rhyming and singing, all of which strengthen literacy skills! Ages 0-5. Teen DIY Day: May 4th, 1:30-3:30pm. Tie Dye! Bring a white clothing item (t-shirt, pants, etc.) to tie-dye in all sorts of groovy colors. Don’t forget to prewash your item, don’t use fabric softener or dryer sheets! May 18th: Duct Tape! Learn to make a wallet out of duct tape. 6th-12th graders. Good Chair Great Book: May 19th, Noon-1pm. Join us for discussion group. Bring lunch and feed your mind! We will be discussing Suzanne Collins’ dystopian teen novel, The Hunger Games, a best seller soon to become a movie! Teen Laptop Lab: Mon., 3-5pm and Wed., May 11th, 1:30-3:30pm. Check Myspace and Facebook, do homework, play games with your friends. Staff member in room. Free to 6th-12th graders. La Pine Youth Advisory Council Meeting: May 19th, 3-4pm. Come have a say in what happens at the library. Be involved in service to your community. 6th-12th graders. Teen Game Day: May 25th, 1-3:30. Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Madden Football, card and board games. Librarian in room; free to 6th-12th graders. Red Alert! May 26th, 3;30-4:30pm. Red games, red crafts, are you Red-y?

Madras Public Library

241 SE 7th St., 541-475-3351 Baby Storytime: Tues., 10:10am. Ages: toddlers to 2yrs. We focus on rhyme, repetition and things that are familiar to your little one. Pre-school Storytime:Tues., 10:30am. Ages 3-up. We focus on narratives, real world experiences, and word play. In order to engage your pre-schooler’s mind, story time also includes interactive games, educational videos and cartoons, and an after-story craft time. Spanish Storytime: Cuándo: Miércoles, 1pm. Bebés y niños de edad preescolar pero todas las edades están invitados. Leeremos un cuentito, cantaremos y haremos un proyectito educacional y divertido que se podrán llevar a casa.

Redmond Public Library

827 SW Deschutes, 541-312-1054 Baby Steps: Stories, songs, rhymes. for infants 0-18 months. Thurs., 10:30. Toddlin’ Tales Story Time: Stories, songs and rhymes for children 18-36 mo & caregiver. Tues., 10:15am through May 17th. Preschool Parade Story Time: Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children ages 3-5. Wed., 10:15am. Through May 18th. Teen Thursdays: For grades 6-12. 3-4:30pm. May 5th. Cinco de Mayo Party!. May 12th. Open Day! The library is your space! Bring your friends, hangout & listen to music. Snacks provided. May 19th. Game Day! Play Wii, guitar Hero, Rock Band and more! Bring in your own games if rated E or T. Board games available too. Good Chair Great Book: May 12th, Noon-1pm. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. May’s book is “Strange Piece of Paradise” by Terri Jentz. Alan Watts, Smith Rock State Park Rock Climbing: May 12th, 6:30pm. Local guide book author and climber, Alan Watts tells the story of Smith Rock climbing starting from its humble origins in the 1930s through the present day with a multimedia presentation of personal recollections of his influential climbing career, along with stories of routes and individuals that has made Smith Rock famous. Free and open to the public. Know Outdoors, Bend Overall Author Scott Cook: May 21st, 11am. Author Scott Cook reads from him unique guidebook. Part of the Know Outdoors series. Free and open to the public.

Sisters Public Library

110 N Cedar Ave., 541-312-1072 Family Fun Story Time: Ages 0-5yrs. Wed. at 10:30am through May 18th. Join us for reading, rhyming, and singing—all three strengthen early literacy skills. Teen Tuesday: Pocket Art! May 24th, 3:30-5pm.Get crafty! Join us for a unique project. Make collage art on an index card & hide it in the library or around town. Free. 6th-12th graders. Kids Corner: May 17th, 3pm. Join us for our monthly kids program, filled with games, wacky science experiments, crafts and stories, too! Ages 6-11 Good Chair, Great Books: May 25th, 6:30pm. Bring your lunch to this thoughtprovoking and fun book club. “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” – Barbara Kingsolver

Sunriver Public Library

56855 Venture Lane, 541-312-1080

Family Fun Story Time: Every Thurs. at 10:30. Stories, finger rhymes, songs and movement skills for all ages. Parents and caregivers required to attend with child and to participate in all activities. Ages 0-5. Chapter One Book Club: May 7th, 10am. “No Bone Unturned: Inside the World of a Top Forensic Scientist and his Work on America’s Most Notorious Crimes and Disasters” by Jeff Benedict Pajama Party Story Time: May 3rd & 24th, 6:30pm. 3-5 yrs. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and come and listen to a few short stories before bed. Pajama’s are optional but welcome! Each Family fun session features stories, finger rhymes, songs, and movement skills appropriate for children of all ages that will help them with early literacy skills. Parents or caregivers are required to attend with child and encouraged to participate in all activities. Good Chair, Great Books: May 5th, 12-1pm. Read and discuss “Finding Nouf” by Zoe Ferraris. Free and open to the public Recess: Breaktime for Grown Ups: May 10th, 6:30pm. Recess: a program where grown-up playtime is encouraged. Take a break from maturity to craft, game, and play with other adults. Bring yourself and a friend, and join in on the fun! Live Read: May 28th, 6:30pm. Live Read (līv rēd) n. 1. A program in which attendees enjoy light refreshments and listen to great short fiction read out loud by library staff. Synonyms escape from the everyday, rediscover simple pleasures. Teen Territory: 1:30-3:30pm. Free and open to 12 - 17 year olds. May 4th: Game Day! Video & board games galore! May 11th & 25th:Teen Territory. May 18th: Open Day! A teen-only place. Hang out, listen to music,chat-it’s your space.

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Amity Creek Elementary May 13th: Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 20th: Free Clothing Exchange

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Cascade Middle School May 3rd, 3:30: Home Track Meet May 12th, Noon: District Track Meet at BHS May 24th, 7pm: National Jr. Honor Society Induction High Desert Middle School May 4th, 3:30: Track Meet, EGMS in Sisters May 12th, Noon: District Track Meet at BHS La Pine Middle School May 26-27th: Ashland Trip Pilot Butte Middle School May 3rd: Track Meet in Culver May 12th, Noon: District Track Meet at BHS May 26th, 7pm: All School Awards Ceremony Sky View Middle School May 3rd, 3:30pm: Home Track Meet May 12th, Noon: District Track Meet at BHS

Bend Highschool May 1-2nd: DECA Nationals May 14th: Jr./Sr. Prom May 25th: Powder Puff Game


La Pine Highschool May 7th: Prom Mt. View Highschool May 7th, 8pm: Prom May 11-17th: Spring Play May 17th, 7:30pm: OSU Concert May 26th, 7:30pm: Band Concert May 31st, 7:30pm: Orchestra Concert Summit Highschool May 14th, 8pm: Prom May 14-22nd: Spring Play May 26th, 7:30pm: Band Concert

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The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Seven Peaks Middle School The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Seven Peaks is an “all school” program, designed for all students in grades 6-8. All students attending Seven Peaks are automatically involved in the MYP along with all staff members. Seven Peaks is currently a candidate school, anticipating IB authorization in the spring of 2012. By participating in the MYP for three years at Seven Peaks, a student has a “head start” into the Diploma Programme at Bend High School. Students will need to apply for entry into the program at the high school. The Middle Years Programme: • Promotes a global awareness and appreciation for cultural diversity. • Encourages critical thinking and collaboration within a challenging, inquirybased curriculum. • Provides an interdisciplinary curriculum that incorporates multiple perspectives and aligns with state and national standards. • Encourages the active involvement of parents and the community. Provides a small learning community environment that fosters positive connections between students, teachers and parents. • Strives to have students recognize themselves as responsible and respectful citizens of the local, national and global community Description of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) stresses the importance of students having a well rounded education, where students experience the real world connections through interdisciplinary studies. Language Arts Technology Physical Education/Health Fine Arts Areas of Interaction

Foreign Language Social Studies Science Mathematics

In order to provide students with the opportunity to experience an integrative curriculum that connects school subjects with the outside world, the MYP is based upon five overarching themes. These themes are called Areas of Interaction and are used to connect all eight subjects. They provide a framework for learning within and across the subject groups. They allow connections among and between subjects and real-life issues.

Tips for Caregivers By Michele Boom

Being a family caregiver for an aging relative can be difficult. Watching a parent become more and more dependent is a stressful process. There is often a role reversal and a lot of emotions can be involved. Sometimes, there are resentments towards siblings for not helping with the responsibilities. Other times, there is frustration towards the aging parent. Of course, balancing your home, work and family with the needs of your senior is also quite a feat. As the baby boomers advance in age, more of us are finding ourselves in this position. It’s a situation that can change quite dramatically in very little time. One day Grandpa is enjoying walks and visiting friends. The next, he is handing in his driver’s license and homebound. Our society as a whole is not properly equipped to gracefully handle our aging population. It can be hard to know what to do.

Fortunately, there are tips that can help.

*Open up to a friend. A caregiver often needs a supportive place they can vent and share their feelings. Often, they are experiencing feelings of frustration and guilt. Airing their feelings to a kind ear helps tremendously. *Join a caregiver’s support group. There are many local and online support groups for caregivers of seniors, especially if Alzheimer’s is a factor. Caregiving is a unique situation and comfort can be found by sharing experiences with others who are in similar situations. *Exercise and eat healthy. Skipping sleep or meals in order to squeeze more time in the day isn’t a good idea. Remember to care for yourself also. Your senior needs you to do that. *Hire help. There are services that offer errand help and daily check in’s for seniors. Open a conversation up with your long distance sibling or relative. Sometimes, extended family can’t be there due to location. But, they can be involved in other ways to help ease the situation. A few extra dollars a month will allow for peace of mind and free up personal time. Be sure to be the one who reaches out to extended family. Seniors are notorious for not wanting to bother others when help is needed. Michele Boom owns Bend Senior Help, a family owned senior concierge service that provides errand service for the older population. We free up time by taking on time consuming tasks such as grocery shopping, pet care, post office trips, and daily check in’s to allow caregivers more time for family and fun. (541) 633-6098,;

Approaches to Learning: Fostering study skills and the learning process (helping students learn how to learn). Community & Service: Developing a sense of service as it relates to how communities function. Working on projects related to improving the community. Health and Social Education: Developing a sense of responsibility for our own physical, mental and social well-being. Environment: Focusing on the interdependence of humanity and the world we live in. Human Ingenuity: Exploring the processes, products and impacts of human innovation. Feel free to contact me directly if you would like to learn more about the IB Program at Seven Peaks as we near authorization. Megan Martin, Assistant Principal of Seven Peaks School. 541-382-7755 ext. 104.

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more diverse each year. Our show season runs from Memorial Day weekend through mid Sept. Child Car Seat Clinic Usually meets on the 1st Thurs. of every month from 10-1pm at the Redmond Fire & Rescue, downtown Station, 341 NW Dogwood Ave, Redmond. Have local car seat technicians help you install your child car seat correctly for FREE! Statistics show that 8 out of 10 car seats are installed wrong! By appointment, 3rd Thurs. of every month 4-6pm. Questions: 541-504-5016 or go to Crook County Skating Rink The Parks District operates a roller skating rink after school begins, through the end of May. It’s located in the gymnasium of Crooked River Elementary School, at 200 NE Fairview. Friday & Saturday Night Skate is from 6-9pm. $5 out of district, in district without card* and $4 in district with card*. Private Parties The skate rink may also be reserved for parties on Saturday afternoons for a two-hour period, 3-5pm. The cost is $40 for the first 30 skaters, payable at the Parks office, with $1 for each additional skater, payable at the door. Reservations are required. Typically, the skate rink is reserved for birthday parties or group recreational gatherings. Your treats and drinks may be brought into the foyer, your personal music may be brought and played by the skate staff, and the limbo bar may be used. Candies and refreshments are also available for sale during your party session.* Get your in district card for the skate rink at the Parks Office. It’s free!

May Events Groups, Meetings, Classes & Seminars CO Eating Disorder Support Group Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7PM, Summit Assisted Living Center, in the conference room (127 S.E. Wilson Ave). For family and friends of persons with eating disorders. Our support group is open to all persons and is free of charge. Our group provides a place for family and friends to meet and talk, confidentially. The meetings and guided meetings are guided by facilitators whose family member has recovered from an eating disorder. Consultants for the facilitators: Nancy Curfman, LCSW and Janyce Vick, LCSW. For more information please contact: Eileen White, 541-383-3405. The Jireh Project Free Play Center for Moms and Kids: We want to invite you to The Jireh Project Center. We are here to help women and moms having a hard time with depression or needing a safe place to be or someone to talk with. We are always open Tuesday through Friday from 9–3 and other hours as needed. We offer a safe, no cost facility with play, reading and craft areas for children as well as couches, computers, wireless internet and tables for women. If you need transportation please call 541-678-5669. The Jireh Project, 2330 NE Division Street, Suite 1 in Bend. Partners In Care For family and friends mourning the death of a loved one, Partners In Care, offers free, on-going support groups. All classes are at the Partners In Care location unless otherwise stated. 2075 NE Wyatt Court. Please RSVP at 541-382-5882 for the class you’re interested in. Partners In Care offers monthly community educational presentations. Animal Hospice and Pet Loss An open, drop-in group for anyone anticipating or currently experiencing the loss of an animal companion. Tuesdays 6–7:30pm. For further information call Sharen at 541382-5882. Coffee & Doughnuts with Bob & the Boys Sorry ladies….gentlemen only for this grief support group. Last Thurs. of the month 10–11am. Spring dates as follows: May 26th. My Friend’s House For children and families who have experienced a loss through death. Parents & caregivers can meet for support and healing while their children attend group with other children. No cost. Dinner included. Contact Eileen for pre-registration at 382-5882. Volunteer Search Listing Partners In Care has many opportunities for volunteering depending on your time, talent and interest. Volunteer training available monthly (excluding August and December) Contact Sarah: 541-382-5882.

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Bingo at Bend Elks Lodge Bend Elks Lodge is now playing Bingo on Thursday Nights, open to the public, must be 18 to play. Doors open at 5pm first call at 6pm. Bend Elks Lodge 1371, 63120 Boyd Acres Rd, Bend, OR 97701. Birding For Preschoolers 10am Monday mornings, Drake Park in Bend. A birding and nature walk geared towards preschoolers but all ages are welcome. Exploration, singing, finger plays, observation, learning,’s all part of a fun-filled hour on Monday mornings at Drake Park. We meet near the middle of the park by the restrooms. Parent or responsible caretaker is required to accompany child. Come join us. We will meet regardless of the weather so please dress in warm, dry layers. Questions? Contact Mary Yanalcanlin at Central Oregon Saturday Market Begins May 28th. 10-4pm. Look for the canopies and come enjoy the arts, crafts, food and music. Indulge yourself and buy gifts for friends and family. There is something for everyone at the Market. The COSM has been active since 1974 and getting larger and

Fledgling Fun Mondays from 4-5:30pm. (Fledglings are young birds that have left the nest, but are still under the care of their parents). This is an exploration of our local birds geared towards grades K-6 (all ages welcome). Please join us for a free afternoon of learning, games, crafts, and fun. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. May 23rd: Are you my Baby? ...(Common young birds) June 27th: A Bird-day Party ...(A celebration of what we have learned) * Kids must be accompanied by a responsible adult. ** Each month, participants are encouraged to bring a sample of their creative work about nature (for example a poem, drawing, short story, etc.). The work will be on display at ECAS’s “Birder’s Night” and returned the following month. For more information: visit us at Contact Mary Yanalcanlin at (541) 480-6148, or email Jefferson County Film Center Presents FREE Family Films every Friday at 7:30pm and enjoy free popcorn at the Jefferson County Rodriguez Annex located on E and 8th Street. Jireh Project Preschooler Play Group Thursdays, 10am. The Jireh Project offers story time with crafts and playgroup for your preschoolers. Our center at 2330 Division Street, Suite 1 in Bend has fun play centers available at no charge for your kids and moms to enjoy. 541-678-5669 or www. Kiddoz Craft Day- Every Tues. at 9:30am, FREE. Parents Night Out-Every Friday night, 5:30-9pm. $16. 222 SE Reed Market Rd., #100, Bend. 541-312-4742. Kid’s Night Out Saturdays though May 28th, 6:30-9:30pm at Juniper Swim and Fitness Center. Parents! Have a night out while knowing your children are involved in a fun, safe and active program. For ages 3-5 and grades K-5th. Pre-registration recommended. La Leche League of Bend Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month to discuss breastfeeding related topics. Nursing babies are welcome, as are pregnant women. Call Katie Boone at 541-317-5912 for more info. Modern Quilt Guild Interest Group Meets monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tues from 5-8pm. Open to all non-traditional sewers and quilters. The group is hoping to form a new chapter of the national organization in the New Year, (visit The group meets at QuiltWorks in Bend at 926 NE Greenwood Ave. Contact Kayla at for more info. Bring a project, a friend and learn about the Modern Quilt Guild. Newcomers Quilt Group Mondays, 9:30-12:30pm at QuiltWorks, 926 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend. Anyone new to quilting or new to Bend is welcome! 541-728-0527. Wiser and Older: Education and Empowerment Series for Adult Children and Seniors May 23rd, 5:30-7pm. Hosted by Right At Home Central Oregon is featuring senior champion Ali Davidson. The last workshop in the series, Now What? An Expert Panel Presents Legal, Financial and Caregiving Scenarios and Solutions, will be held at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend. Now What? explores the roadblocks of aging, when things begin to change and at which milestones decisions have to be made. Maintaining control is imperative for a senior as they negotiate the rest of their lives requiring assistance from others. Participants will learn to be an advocate without taking control and how to

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create a plan that will empower all parties. Tickets: $29 in advance, or $39 at the door. For more info. and to register, go to or call Right At Home Central Oregon at 541.633-7436. A portion of the proceeds from Wiser and Older will benefit NeighborImpact’s Food Bank.

Bend May Faire Spring Festival May 1st, 11am. At the Waldorf School of Bend, 19888 Rocking Horse Rd, Bend. Lovely nature crafts, games, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, vendors, food, music, puppet show, feather hair extensions, crazy-popular hoop making workshop and of course a dance around the May Pole! Free admission, many free activities, others require tickets. A benefit for The Waldorf School of or 541-3308841 for more info. Oregon Old Time Fiddlers May 1st, 1-3PM at the Pine Forest Grange Hall, 63214 Boyd Acres Rd., Bend. Donations Accepted, All Ages Welcome, Non Smoking - Alcohol Free, Come Listen and Dance, Information: Bob 1-541-447-5451. 3rd Annual HEALING HEARTS Luncheon May 4th, 12-1pm at the Riverhouse Convention Center. To reserve your place or to discuss being a Table Captain - Contact Joni on 541 383 5958 or jgullixson@kidscenter. org. For more information about child abuse prevention and other events, visit www. or call 541-383-5958. First Friday Gallery Walk May 6th, 5-9pm. Galleries in downtown Bend, Northwest Crossing and the Old Mill fill with art patrons as they open their doors for this special monthly evening. Includes musical performances and refreshments at selected galleries. FireFree Event-Knott Landfill May 6-14th, at Knott Landfill. FireFree encourages residents to get prepared for the upcoming wildfire season by cleaning up their yards and creating defensible space around their homes. In addition to cleaning up yard waste that has accumulated over the past year, and removing flammable vegetation, residents are encouraged to prune trees that present a hazard and clear any flammable vegetation that encroaches on the 30-100 foot buffer zone around homes and other structures. FireFree allows residents of Central Oregon the opportunity to recycle yard waste and debris at no charge at area landfills and transfer stations in Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. The yard debris will be recycled into compost and biomass fuel for clean energy. Bend Bicycle Film Festival May 6th, 6PM. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall Street, Bend. A great event to kick start the cycling season. This is a fund raiser for COTA, Central Oregon Trail Alliance and the Bend Endurance Academy. Proceeds will directly Benefit these two local non profits. 19th Annual SolAire Salmon Run May 7th, 9am. At McKay Park & Old Mill District. A 5K and 10K run and walk in Bend. Proceeds from the event fund The Environmental Center and the education, protection and restoration of local rivers and streams. All Things Bright And Beautiful Master Singers Concert May 7th, 7:30pm. Church of the Nazerene, Bend. Join the Mastersingers on a festive romp through music that revels in the simple joy being alive - a sort of musical spring affair. These concerts will feature Central Oregon’s own renowned singer-songwriter Lindy Gravelle, plus several works that have been newly composed and arranged especially for this program. $15 for adults and $10 for children under 18. com. Bend’s 2nd Annual Chicken Coop Tour May 7th, 10am- 4pm. Visit your choice of 35 coops and meet hundreds of chickens and their owners. A tour booklet serves as a ticket for the event and allows entry for one carload of people. The booklets are available for $10 or 6 items of non-perishable/ non-expired food at six retail outlets: High Desert Ranch and Home, Earth’s Art Tumalo Garden Market, Cowgirl Cash, Eastside Gardens, Riverwoods Country Store, and Newport Avenue Market (purchase only). Tour booklets can also be ordered online at The tour benefits Together For Children, Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center and NeighborImpact Food Bank. 541-241-2040 for more information. Eugene Opera May 8th, 2:30pm. Eugene Opera’s Artist Mentor Program (AMP) presents an enduring favorite, Puccini’s La Boheme, abridged, and Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti. Puccini’s La Boheme and Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti. Both presentations are in English. Students from Bend’s Cascade Middle School will be included in the cast. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and students. USPS Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 14th. At Mail boxes and Post Offices all over Central Oregon. (all over America). It’s the nation’s , “CENTRAL OREGON’S” largest single-day food drive. Last year 94,424 pounds went to our local food banks in part because you helped us get out the word out. How can you help? It’s simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on May 14th. The local letter carriers will then collect donations from homes across the city and deliver them to neighborimpact and other local food banks. Charlene Handsaker, 541-815-7111 city Letter Carrier.

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Walk for Life May 14th, 9-2pm. A fund raiser for the Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon. Join us for a beautiful 2-mile walk, along the rivers edge. A nice smooth path, makes it accessible & enjoyable for all ages & stages of life. The walk is followed by a complimentary lunch, Kids Activity Center, Music, Entertainment and lots of great prizes to give away! A floating trophy will be awarded to the team with the “Most Feet on the Street.” A grand prize will be awarded to the top fund raiser. Mumbo Gumbo May 14th, 7:30pm. An eclectic blend of numerous musical genres, Mumbo Gumbo deftly maneuvers from rock to soul, zydeco to country, Afropop to lush balladry, melding the mix into a celebratory, danceable sound. $22-26. High Desert Chamber Music ~ Crown City String Quartet w/Andrew Duckles May 17th, 7:30pm. The Crown City String Quartet returns to Central Oregon for the season finale of the 2010-2011 season. The members have worked together in the Motion Picture and TV recording studios, as well as many of the LA area’s most renowned music organizations for the past decade. With an unmistakable camaraderie both on and offstage, the group is recognized for delivering dynamic and engaging performances. They will be joined by Andrew Duckles to perform two well known “viola quintets” by Mozart and Mendelssohn. Reserved: $35, Children and students: $10. Deschutes Children’s Foundation 19th Annual Art & Wine Auction May 20th. Features a silent and live auction filled with works from the region’s best artists and wine from around the world. The evening includes live music, a seated dinner, and wine tasting with prominent NW wineries. The Art & Wine Aiction is Deschutes Childrens Foundation’s major fundriasing event. It allows DCF to continue supporting the important work of 27 non profit organizations located in CO. Tickets are $99 and can be purchased in advance by contacting DCF at 388-3101 or visiting U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle May 21st. A relay race, with six legs that include alpine skiing/snowboarding, crosscountry skiing, biking, running, canoe/kayaking and sprinting to the finish! You can do it all yourself or be part of team (or pair). We invite you to take part in the festivities and enjoy Central Oregon. Les Schwab Amphitheater area will host a day long festival of various foods, music, sponsor booths and all the cheering and spectating of the PPP participants. Proceeds support the programs of the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MBSEF). Jazz at Joe’s - Vol. 30 May 21st, 7-9pm. On the road at the Greenwood Playhouse. Featuring: Featuring Rebecca Kilgore with the Portland Jazz Quintet. Come out and enjoy an evening of fantastic music with some of the Northwest’s premier jazz artists. Show Price $25. For tickets: As always, Soupcon will be here at 6pm offering a delicious 3-course jazzy meal for only $10! Mini PPP May 22nd, 9am-3pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater. A fundraiser for the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. Teams of six participants each ranging in age from 1st to 6th grade compete in river rafting (with a rafting guide), biking, an obstacle course and a run. All 6 team members paddle the raft with their rafting guide on board. One bike rider then rides the course. Four members each challenge the obstacle course and one final member runs the distance run course. Youth Choir of Central Oregon Spring Concert May 22nd, 4pm. Bend Senior High School. Celebrating 21 years. $10. Winnie The Pooh! May 25th, 6pm. Join Christopher his best friend Pooh for a delightful, eye-opening adventure. Follow Pooh and Piglet on a Heffalump hunt. Watch Rabbit scheme to rid the forest of Kanga’s bathtub. Help Eeyore search for his tail. And along the way learn a few lessons in friendship, loyalty and acceptance. Featuring the brilliant performers of Sign Stage On Tour, this family production is signed and spoken simultaneously, told with the hands and voices of deaf and hearing actors. $12 Adults, $8 Children 12 and under. Death Cab for Cutie May 27th, 6pm. With Bright Eyes and Jenny & Johnny. Long before The O.C.’s resident hipster Seth Cohen proclaimed his love for the band, the Bellingham, Wash., natives were cranking out sweet, cozy melodies for reflective romantics. $35. Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill, Bend. Triple Crown Baseball Tournament May 27-30th, 8am. Various Fields Around Town, Bend, OR. The Youth Baseball Tournament has been held in Bend since 2005, and is set to take place May 28-30, 2011. The new partnership between Triple Crown, the Bend Elks, and Visit Bend is designed to grow the event into one of the premier youth tournaments in the country. Dead Ringers- Tribute to the Grateful Dead May 28th, 7:30pm. A tribute band with Paul Biondi, Barry Flast, Kenny, Pete the Beat, and Mike Brewer.

Page 36 Central Oregon Family News May 2011 Happy Girls Half Marathon May 29th, 9am. Join us in beautiful Bend, Oregon for the inaugural Happy Girls Half Marathon, 5K and Happy Little Girls 1.5K runs. The scenic route will start along the Deschutes River and is perfect for beginners as well as seasoned runners. The terrain includes a mix of gentle trails, groomed paths and paved surfaces, the best of all worlds! Bring your daughter, sister, aunt, mom or best friend and make it a fabulous holiday weekend in Central Oregon. The Decemberists May 29th, 6pm. The Decemberists are a Portland-based indie-rock band with a baroque bent. What sets the five-piece apart from the million other jangly rock groups (in the northwest alone) is their combination of breezy melodies, literate lyrics and nontraditional instrumentation (horns, piano, steel guitar and violins). $36. Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill, Bend.

LaPine La Pine Grange Flea Market May 7th, 10am-3pm at the Grange Hall on Morson. Family friendly, clean and affordable. Shop Local. New/Used items, antiques, collectables, Farm Fresh Local Eggs, crafts and so much more! Call Robin for more information, 541-536-1455. Hawks Country Greenhouse - Annual Plant Sale May 17th & 18th, 9am-6pm, May 19th & 20th, 9am-4pm. At the La Pine High School. Metal and wood projects also available. For more information call 541-355-8521. www. FireFree Event-Transfer Station May 20-21st. FireFree encourages residents to get prepared for the upcoming wildfire season by cleaning up their yards and creating defensible space around their homes. In addition to cleaning up yard waste that has accumulated over the past year, and removing flammable vegetation, residents are encouraged to prune trees that present a hazard and clear any flammable vegetation that encroaches on the 30-100 foot buffer zone around homes and other structures. FireFree allows residents of Central Oregon the opportunity to recycle yard waste and debris at no charge at area landfills and transfer stations in Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. The yard debris will be recycled into compost and biomass fuel for clean energy.

Madras Bowl For Kids Sake May 21st, 10am. Get your team together for bowling and pizza at Madras Bowl & Pizza at this fun fundraiser for the Big Brothers-Big Sisters program. There will be prizes and more. To register your team contact Nancy at 541-325-5603 or Nancy.L.Dodge-Diaz@ “Beads & Baskets” - Permanent Collections Exhibit April 22nd-June 5th. Ancient techniques and creations! View large beaded and woven baskets passed on from generations and now preserved in our archives at The Museum At Warm Springs.


Tri-County High School Rodeo May 6-8th. Outdoor Arena. Saturday, May 7th – 8am Slack, 6:30pm Performance. Sunday, May 8th – 8am Slack, Noon Performance. Information: Clint Corey - 541-3506371. All Things Bright And Beautiful Master Singers Concert May 8th, 3pm. Crook County Highschool. Join the Mastersingers on a festive romp through music that revels in the simple joy being alive - a sort of musical spring affair. These concerts will feature Central Oregon’s own renowned singer-songwriter Lindy Gravelle, plus several works that have been newly composed and arranged especially for this program. $15 for adults and $10 for children under 18. com. Pee Wee Rodeo May 14–15th, 9am. Outdoor Arena. Information: JR Brown, 541-815-4223. Chamber Annual Dinner May 14th. There will be a silent auction, great food and lots of fun and excitement. Location: Prineville Freight Depot. Open Mic Jam Session May 15th, 6-9pm. Come share your musical talents. At the Book & Bean, 1595 NE 3rd Street, Prineville. Phone: 541-447-3778. Can Chaser Barrel Racing May 17th. Outdoor Arena, Free to the Public. Information: Judee Hagen, 541-416-9099. C.O. Oregon Llama Association May 21-22nd, 8:30AM. Indoor Arena, Free to the Public. Information: Sherry Halligan, 541-389-6855 – 541-420-1334 - Cell or . 4-H Animal Weigh-In (small animal) May 21st, 7AM–10AM. Grounds. Information: Kim, OSU Extension, 541-447-6228.

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“Steel Stampede Vintage Motorcycle Rally Cruises To Crooked River Ranch April 30th-May 1st, 9am. Crooked River Ranch will be the site of the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association’s AHRMA) Powroll/Redwood Engineering Northwest Trials Series and AHRMA/ Novation Racing Lumberjack Series. Motorcycles from the 50s-70’s will be operated by competitors ages 30’s-80’s. The trials utilize hills, valleys, boulders, tree roots, and a variety of seemingly insurmountable objects to challenge riders. Tthe goal is to complete the course without the rider’s feet touching the ground. Benefits the Crooked River Ranch community and is presented by the Crooked River Ranch Club and Maintenance Association, in cooperation with the Crooked River Ranch - Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce. General admission is $10 per person, per day. Some discounts will apply. For more info., contact Pete at 541-923-1290, visit the website at, or call 541-923-2679. 2nd Annual “Little Rascals” Fundraising Dinner and Auction May 6th, 5:30pm. Will include live entertainment, silent and live auctions, raffle prizes and a fabulous buffet dinner for the guests. Throughout the evening guests will be able to bid on the silent auction and, after dinner, the live auction will begin. There will be live entertainment throughout. Attending will be local business owners, community members and families of the Learning Center. 19th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show May 6-8th, Noon. With hundreds of products to choose from you can get a hands on feel without the pressure. Some of the industry’s leading professionals will be on hand to answer some of your toughest questions, in addition to free Seminars and Kids craft zones. Call or email Sheri at the COBA office for questions on the event or if you are a vendor looking for show booth details. or 541-389-1058. Deschutes County Fair Grounds Expo Center, Redmond. 541-389-1058; Redmond High School Alumni Jazz & Pops “Mother’s Day Concert” May 8th, 1pm. 675 SW Rimrock Way, Redmond. Treat your special Mom, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister, or Special Friend to a wonderful live Jazz & Pops concert with more than 60 Musicians performing toe tapping, upbeat music performed by Redmond High School Alumni Band Students. Fun, festive and memorable for the whole family! This event will feature the concert, dessert and refreshments, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit band students requirements for: pay to play fees, entry fees to OSAA Band Competitions, and bus transportation fees. NWPTA Tractor Pull May 14-15th, 7pm. At the Juniper Arena at Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. Saturday: Gates Open at 6pm, Show Begins at 7pm; Sunday: Gates Open at 10am, Show Begins at 11am. 503-559-6918. Adult Admission: $10, Child Admission for Ages 10-17: $5, Children 9 and Under are Free. For more information contact Charles Floto at 503-559-6918. Oregon High School Equestrian Teams State Championships May 19-22nd, 8am. More than just high school teams competing against each other. It is about learning team work, sportsmanship, respect and friendship. Open to the public. At the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond. Candi Bothum, 541-548-6088.

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show “Small Wonders” Exhibit Month of May. At the Sisters Liberary during Regular Library Hours. Small quilts made by quilters from across the country on display. Sisters Annual Lacrosse Invitational May 6-7th. At Sisters High School & Middle Schools Fields. This year s tournament has grown to over 50 teams and 9 fields. Brackets will be posted as soon as they are filled and will be posted well before SALI so you can make your travel plans ahead of time. Each team must have the Sisters Park and Rec Waiver Form completed. Registration and check in: At tournament HQ Friday evening (4 to 7) or Saturday 8 to 9:30 AM. At this time you will show insurance waivers (if not taken care of ahead of time), make payment, and we will answer all questions that you may have. Star Watching Party May 27th, 7pm. A cooperative effort of the Sisters School District, SPRD, and enthusiastic amateur astronomers in the area to stage organized star-watches and invite the general public to share in the experience. The event begins with a presentation in the SPRD building and then the action moves out to the Sisters High School soccer field. Call Ron Thorkildson at 541-549-8846 for more information. The Sisters Stampede May 29th, 11am. The Sisters Stampede is an XC mountain bike race sanctioned by the Oregon Bicycle Racing Assosiation (OBRA). It was spawned from the inception of a new, revised network of trails in the Sisters, Oregon area called the Peterson Ridge trail. The trails were built by the Sisters Trail Alliance, who are passionate about making this beautiful area accesible to cyclists, runners, and hikers. Cost: $35/Early Registration (Through May 28th); $40/Race Day Registration; $20/Juniors. www.visitcentraloregon. com.

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Making Memories Ceramics Fridays through June 4th, 4-6pm. Paint your own vacation keepsakes like mugs, bowls, and piggy banks! You get to choose the project that you would like to paint and we will help you make it into a work of art. Firing of pottery takes 2-4 days depending on group size and projects selected. Arrangements can be made to have your piece mailed. Reservations required. 24 hour cancellation policy or minimum program fee will be charged. Located at the Outpost. $10-$20. The Bear Factory™ at Sunriver Resort Sat. through June 4th, 1-3pm. We’re excited to bring you the official Bear Factory stuffed animal collection. Choose from a variety of bears, kitties, and doggies that you hand stuff to achieve the perfect hugability. Each stuffed animal comes with a carrier and birth certificate. You can also select from a variety of outfits. Reservations required. 24-hour cancellation policy or minimum program fee will be charged. Appointments are made in 15 minute increments. Located at the Outpost. $25/animal; $15/outfit. Bells of Sunriver in Concert May 1st, 2-3:30pm. The Bells of Sunriver presents B is for Bells, Beethoven, Bach, and the Beatles. This public concert is Sunday, May 1, 2:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church on Cottonwood Road in Sunriver. The concert is brought to you by the letter “B” and includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Bizet and titles such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B, Bingo, and Beauty & the Beast. The concert is free and suitable for all ages. For more information contact Jan Tuckerman: 541-593-1635. FireFree Event-Sunriver May 8th. FireFree encourages residents to get prepared for the upcoming wildfire season by cleaning up their yards and creating defensible space around their homes. In addition to cleaning up yard waste that has accumulated over the past year, and removing flammable vegetation, residents are encouraged to prune trees that present a hazard and clear any flammable vegetation that encroaches on the 30-100 foot buffer zone around homes and other structures. FireFree allows residents of Central Oregon the opportunity to recycle yard waste and debris at no charge at area landfills and transfer stations in Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. The yard debris will be recycled into compost and biomass fuel for clean energy. 3rd Annual Kid’s Day Celebration May 28th, 11-4pm. New Generations Early Childhood Development Center invites you to join and support them in planning and staging the Kid’s Day festivities. Events for kids, big and small, are being planned in the Sunriver Mall. Admission is FREE, and proceeds from food or special activities will go to New Generations Early Childhood Development Center. For information on planning meeting dates, to sign up your school or classroom for an activity, or to make a donation of supplies, prizes, please contact the Planning Committee Chairperson Jenny Gregoriou at 541-280-5752 or sign up at Volunteer Connect: Southside Ride May 29th, 9am. A 60 mile road ride from Sunriver to Twin Lakes and back. “No brutally long climbs, but lots of rollers on secondary roads with little traffic.” Entry fee gets you food and mid-way point food stop, map and marked ride route. At the Three Rivers Elementary School, Sunriver. Cost: $5 Entry Fee. Teen Dance May 29th 8:30pm-11:30pm. Dance the night away while the DJ busts out the latest hits. Ages 13-19 welcome. $10 cover charge. No reservations required.

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BTYP’s 2011 Spring Play Production Class Performances May 25-26th. For 3-9th graders. This play production class reinforces the fundamental elements of our curriculum including skills in pantomime, stage movement, voice & diction, and improvisation! Performances will be fun and entertaining for the beginning as well as the experienced student. Material will be selected based upon enrollment and skill level. No experience is necessary but attendance is mandatory! Enrollment is limited, so be sure to sign up early! Classes are at Cascades Theatrical Company Playhouse, 148 NW Greenwood Ave. Tuition: $180. CTC Presents Lisa Loomer’s “Distracted” April 29 - May 15. Wed - Sat, 7:30pm and Sun 2pm. What’s wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? His teacher thinks that it’s ADD, Dad says, “He’s just a boy!”, and Mama’s on a quest for answers. A psychiatrist prescribes Ritalin, but surely a pill can’t solve all of his problems. Throughout, Jesse is an offstage voice, becoming louder and angrier, but in danger of fading away. Everyone is distracted, even the actors - they’re breaking character! A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma. BEAT Bang, Bang You’re Dead! Audition May 14th, 1-4:00pm. At 2nd Street Theater. Audition preparation: cold read, you can come one hour early to read through the script. Bang, Bang, You´re Dead! opens in Josh´s jail cell after he has killed his parents and five classmates. The ghosts of those classmates demand to know why he killed them. I didn’t know it would be forever. I thought it was “bang, bang you´re dead” again. I thought I could just hit the reset button and start over. Why can´t I have another chance? When I killed you I killed all my possibilities, too. I´ll never have anything to look forward to. Never. Is this the rest of my life? Performance will be Aug. 5-14th. Cost: $200.

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High Desert Museum

Volcano Country Opens May 1st through June 19th, 10am. Explore how they function below the earth’s surface and Oregon’s geologic past in this fun, interactive exhibit. New! Raptors of the Desert Sky May 28th. Hawks, owls and more raptors soar around you in a new setting – a natural clearing in the Museum forest. As you feel the wind and smell the pines, the experience will be much like encountering wild raptors on the trail. “The new program will emphasize natural behaviors and a natural setting,” says Jim Dawson, the Museum’s curator of living collections. “The goal of this concept is to allow our visitors to gain a sense of deeper understanding, insight, and connectedness to the natural world of the High Desert. It will have a real feeling of authenticity.” Lectures & Films High Desert Perspectives: Wolves of the West May 5th, 6pm. John Stephenson. Learn about wolves in Central Oregon and details of the federal recovery plan with John Stephenson of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Free to Members; non-members, $3 High Desert Perspectives: Wolves of the West May 7th, 5:30pm. Bill Hoyt. President of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, talks about wolves and the cattle industry in Oregon. Free to Members; non-members, $3 High Desert Perspectives: Wolves of the West, Resolving Conflict May 14th, 5:30pm. Suzanne Stone from Defenders of Wildlife, a national nonprofit dedicated to conservation of functioning ecosystems, discusses ranchers’ use of incentives to reduce livestock and wolf conflicts and nonlethal mitigation of wolves. Free to Members; non-members, $3 SASS Club Volcano Country: May 14th, 8:30am-10am. We hike, bike, ski and camp around amazing volcanoes in Central Oregon. Experiment with us to find out the power behind volcanoes. For children with disabilities, ages 4-10. SASS (science, art, and social studies) Club is a hands-on, interactive class for children with disabilities. Led by museum educators, the club explores a new theme each month and highlights the animals, exhibits, and stories of the High Desert Museum. Parents and their children have the museum all to themselves as class is held during nonpublic hours of operation. Class includes a circle time, touchable artifacts, scientific experiments, and art projects. Mission:Wolf May 1st. Your chance to meet wolves from Colorado’s Mission:Wolf refuge and education project. Get face-to-face with wolves from Colorado’s Mission: Wolf refuge and education project. Look into the eyes of these legendary predators, and learn about their role in a diverse, balanced ecosystem. $10 for Members, $20 plus admission for non-members. You can purchase on-line or at the Museum in advance. If you need to cancel, please call the Museum 24 hours in advance at 541-382-4754, ext. 271. No refund for cancellations less than 24 hours in advance. Please note age restrictions on each show time. Daily Programs Free with Museum Admission. This schedule is subject to chage daily check with Admissions Desk to confirm: 541-382-4745, ext. 271. 11am Birds of Prey Talk: Meet a magnificent raptor close-up and learn about them from the wildlife staff. 1pm Keeper Talk: Find out from the animal keepers what it is like to care for wildlife at their habitats throughout the Museum (check with front desk for schedule) 2pm Otter Talk: See the amazing world of the river otter. Touch furs and skulls and learn about the Museum’s river otter, Thomas. 2:45pm Spirit of the West Exhibit Tours: Journey with a guide from a Native American rock shelter, through a mining operation and a re-created 1885 settlement town. Weekly Programs 10-2pm, The Otter Den: A fun, new creative lay and learning space! Children ages 2-5 and their parents can experience changing themes each week, from tumbling to bubble play. 1-5pm, Wild Wedcnesdays: Visitors ages 7-12 and their parents will dicover obscure parts of the Museum on weekly scavenger hunts. Use puzzles to find all the hidden trasure chests and get a Museum prize. Themes of the adventure change each month. 10:30am, Tuesdays, Totally Touchable Tales: storytelling that opens preschoolers’eyes, ears and hearts to the natural cultural wonders of the High Desert, with activities such as puppet play and quick craft projects for ages 2-5. Sponsored by Central Oregon Pediatric Associates. The High Desert Museum is nationally acclaimed for telling the story of America’s High Desert through indoor and outdoor: wildlife habitats; interactive, experiential play spaces for children; living history performances; natural and cultural exhibits; Native American and Western art; and music, nature trails, tours and special programs for all ages. A wild getaway on 135 forested acres, is just five minutes from Bend on South Hwy. 97. Summer Hours and rates through Oct. 31: 9am-5pm, daily; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger and all members. 541-382-4754,

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Early Childhood Clay Start Ages 2-4

Experience the tactile world of art as you and your child work in clay. Working in clay is an excellent exercise for developing your child’s fine motor skills by learning to express the world in 3-D. A caregiver must accompany each child. $65 Sess. 4 | T | May 10-Jun 7 | 9am-9:45 | Beck

Art Start Ages 2-4

Experience the extraordinary world of art as you and your child draw, paint, create collage masterpieces and more! Drawing and painting tools will help your child develop fine motor skills at their important “pre-writing” stage as well as open up their creative thinking and self-expression. A caregiver must accompany each child. No child under two should be present during class. Projects vary each session. $56 Sess. 4 | TH | May 12-Jun 9 | 11am-11:45 | Beck

Marvelous Mosaics

Clay Creations

Ages 8-12

Ages 4-6

Students will increase skills in problem-solving and create three-dimensional art works using coil and pinching techniques. Young artists will also learn how to use clay tools, and glaze their pieces. $75 Sess. 4 | T | May 10-Jun 7 | 10:30am-Noon | Staff

Art and More Ages 4-6

Art and literacy—a winning combination! Books will be read out loud and linked to each art project for skill development in both visual and literary arts. Your child will explore paint, drawing and collage, and learn important social skills. $88 Sess. 4 | TH | May 12-Jun 9 | 1pm-3 | Beck

Youth Meet the Masters Ages 5-13

Perfect for home school families, this class will focus on artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. As students are guided through the creative process they will be encouraged to follow their own artistic expression while learning important connections to the wonderful world of art. $138

Learn about the ancient art of mosaics! Using broken bits of tile and other objects we will transform two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects into mosaic masterpieces. You’ll learn all of the various steps involved with grouting, sealing and attaching your tiles. $68 M | May 9-Jun 6 | 4pm-5:30 | Dunlavy

Painting Studio II Ages 8-12

Building on foundations of Painting Studio, students will focus on mixed-media and self-portraiture. Students will also learn basic color theory, brushstroke techniques and have the freedom to take risk in their self-expression while experimenting with a wide variety of paint media. $68 T | May 10-Jun 7 | 4pm-5:30 | Bullwinkel

ADULT CLASSES Paper Dolls (Just in time for Mother’s Day!)

Create your very own personalized paper dolls using the art of collage and your own ephemera. Whether you are whimsical or feeling surreal, this one-day workshop will provide you with the inspiration to be a kid again! $55

Sess. 4 | W | May 10-Jun 7 | 9am-11:30 | Williams

SA | May 7 | 10am-3pm | Holtzman

Clay Exploration II

Haiku Nature Printing

Ages 6-8

We will dive deep into the world of clay by experimenting with new techniques, increasing our artist’s vocabulary and experimenting with your own personal style and expression. $75

Working with natural printmaking objects: leaves, twigs, feathers, grasses, etc. you will design and compose your images and write haiku poetry to illustrate or complement your print. Finally, you will learn a simple bookbinding technique to create a book highlighting your prints and poems. Supplies list. $66

T | May 10-Jun7 | 4pm-5:30 | Bommarito

W | May 11-25 | 6pm-8 | Merickel

Weaver’s Workshop

Terracotta Ceramic Garden

Ages 6-8

Working on their own individual sunloom, students will learn the basic weave stitch to create their own woven sun picture frame. Using beads, feathers, and a favorite picture, students will learn beginning weaving vocabulary and find enjoyment in the fiber arts. $68

You will learn about the properties of this low-fire clay, interesting uses such as bird feeders, garden sculptures and outdoor containers, as well as experiment with different surface finishes. First bag of clay, firings, and tools included. $120

TH | May 12-Jun9 | 4pm-5:30 | Noel

W | May 18-Jun 8 | 6pm-9 | Bommarito

It’s Art Wednesday: It’s Greek to Me!

Practical Digital Photography

Ages 6-8, 8-12

It’s Early Release Wednesday and that means it’s time for art fun! We go around the world, focusing on a different culture each session. Create with clay in the ceramics studio and then investigate art in the multi-media studio through drawing, painting, collage and more! This session, we focus on Greek art from the days of mythology. $150 Sess. 7: Ages 6-8 | W | May 11-Jun 8 | 2:30pm-5 | Bommarito/Williams Sess. 8: Ages 8-12 | W | May 11-Jun 8 | 2:30pm-5 | Bommarito/Williams

With an introduction to basic photographic principals of composition, depth of field and motion this two-day workshop will take you from the classroom to the field. In our second day you will take a tour of roundabout art in Bend and put your photographic techniques into practice. $77 SA-SU | May 21- 22 | 1pm-5 | Bacca | AC (875 Brooks St.)

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Arts Central is working

diligently to transform our entire arts education program and lay the foundation for an arts education paradigm shift in our community through a whole brain learning initiative.

Sunday, OctOber 2, 2011 | 4-9 pm Seventh mOuntain reSOrt 18575 SW century drive Tickets now available! $90/ticket or $900/table Contact John Negrau at 541.633.7242 or email or visit:

Your participation in the Black & White allows us to raise awareness and attract new supporters for these mission critical efforts. Additionally, we can increase our support for the regional school systems where thousands of children benefit, including those attending underserved schools. In 2010, we provided art classes to more than 7,000 students. With your help we can reach many more. Come celebrate the arts and enjoy an afternoon of gourmet fare, fine wine, and an auction of great getaways, stunning works of art, wine, and jewelry.

Call 541.633.7242 for more info

May 2011 Gallery Exhibition Theme of Show: Who Are We? Caldera’s Year of Art + Design, Student Exhibition. Opens May 6, 5:30–7pm. Artist Reception: May 21, 1:30–4pm. Closes May 27th. Caldera’s mission is “to be a catalyst for transformation through innovative art and environmental programs.” Caldera believes that creativity is an innate quality in all individuals, transcending age, gender, race, and culture. Each year Caldera chooses a specific artistic discipline as its creative focus. For the past two years, we have focused on Art & Design in our year-round program. Students have looked at how each plays a role in our everyday life and how we use design principles to help tell the story of who we are in a visual, artistic way. Students have also had the unique opportunity to work with professional artists and designers to explore the creative industries of advertising, graphic design, shoe design, architecture, jewelry making, product design and more. This year’s annual exhibition will showcase various student projects including a unique collaboration with the Sisters Forest Service to help to conceptualize an installation that would hopefully engage and inspire visitors to the Metolius Headwaters. Students in our Arts Partner Middle Schools worked with Artist Teafly to create personal triptychs using photography and graphics to answer the question of “Who are we?” as a community. High School apprentice students working with professional photographers and filmmakers on a weekly basis will showcase work they have created over the course of the year. In this work, they look deeply into who they are, the family they come from and what it means to be “teenage”. For more information about Caldera visit May Classes - Call 541.330.8759. to register for classes. Upcoming classes and Artist in Residence workshop feature studies in book arts, printmaking, and mixed-media arts. Enrollment is limited. Supply list. Ages 16 – Adult. All levels. Minimum 4 students. Collage & Print: Mon/Wed, May 9–16, 1:30–4pm. Numerous artists combine media and methods to develop their artwork. Discuss the principles of good composition and put into practice the incorporation of collage, monotype and drawing techniques to create exceptional artwork. $40 + $35 studio fee. Instructor: Pam Jersey Bird The Working Questions: A Little Book: Tues, May 10, 6:15–8pm. Breathe new life into rejected prints by turning them into books! Single sheet fold books or origami books make use of a combination of folds and cuts. The cuts cause the pages to develop unusual formations. Bring old prints or paper of your choice, a pencil, a ruler, and an exacto knife. $15/ Free to A6 members. Instructor: Linda Piacentini-Yaple Variations on a Print: Wed/Mon, May 25–June 8 (no class May 30), 1:30–4pm.

Explore one collagraph composition and create three distinctive and intended variations from the collagraph plate. Discover techniques to alter the outcome of the initial image by the use of various printing techniques, marks, paper and color choices. $40 + $35 studio fee. Instructor: Nancy Dasen The Artist in Residence Pogram Provides enrolled participants the opportunity to work side by side with an accomplished artist who specializes in a particular field of art. Atelier 6000 residencies are intended to enrich the educational process, open invigorating dialogue and provide inroads to learning that are creative and inspirational. Japanese Woodblock Printing: May 20–22. The practice of Japanese woodblock printmaking allows for a variety of cutting and printing effects. A relief printing technique, woodblock printing is the oldest form of printmaking. Developed in China and Japan during the 9th century and in Europe in the 1400’s. Demonstrations and detailed explanations of the working steps, tools and materials support the student as they develop a design, transfer the image, carve the block, prepare the paper and learn various techniques to print. All levels. $155 + $50 studio fee (Included in the cost: wood, proofing paper, baren and carving tools) ArtTalk Friday, May 20, 7–8:30pm. Workshop: Sat/Sun, May 21 & 22, 10–3pm. Instructor Barbara Mason is an artist/printmaker living in Aloha, Oregon. Printmaking since1985 Mason has been fine-tuning her skills ever since. Her work, shown nationally and internationally for the last 25 years are in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, Intel Corporation, Crow Shadow Art Institute, the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas, the New York Public Library Collection, the National Museum of Kampala, (Uganda), and numerous private individuals and corporations. Atelier 6000, 389 SW Scalehouse Ct. Suite 120, Bend, OR 97702. Note: All printmaking classes include the use of the equipment, tools and inks. Paper is available for purchase. Please register for all A6 classes through the Art Station. Call 541-330-8759 to register.

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Phone: 541.318.3356 Mobile: 541.409.6560

Morning Star Summer Camps June 13th through August 12th

Junior Explorers Summer Camp Ages 3 years to 5 years Children will invent, express, and explore in our themed weekly “Camp for Kids” summer program. Our exciting program includes 2 weekly field trips, creative art and crafts, camp games, water fun, exercise and hands-on academic review. Morning snack provided. Must be potty trained. Go to for weekly themes and field trip information. Explorers Summer Camp Ages 6 years to 12 years Fill your summer with adventure and lasting memories. If you are 6 to 12 years old, our themed weekly camps will keep explorers engaged and interested. Our exciting program includes 3 outdoor weekly field trips, swimming, hiking, fishing, nature studies, canoeing, cooking, caving, sports, creative art, crafts and camp games. We provide daily academic review and snacks. Go to for weekly themes and field trip information. Morning Star Summer Camp Offers: • • • • • • • • • • • •

7:30-9:00 AM Drop Off 4:00-5:30 PM Pick Up $150 / Week or $35 / Day No Registration Fee Weekly Field Trips Arts, Crafts, Games and Organized Activities 11 Acre Private Campus Daily Grade Level Academic Review Small Child to Teacher Ratio Morning Snack Provided Team Teachers Safe Environment: zero tolerance policy for bullying and harassment.

Fill their summer with fun and lasting memories! Morning Star Summer Camps Photos by: Erin Miller Photography

19741 Baker Road • • 541-382-5091

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